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Description - Sexually Motivated Crimes by Janet R. Oliva

In cases where minimal or no physical evidence exists, behavioral evidence may be all that investigators have available to help them focus the investigation. It may be the only aspect of the case that can link one unsolved case to another, or to numerous other unsolved cases. Sexually Motivated Crimes: Understanding the Profile of the Sex Offender and Applying Theory to Practice discusses the dynamics and behaviors associated with sex offenders and explains their direct application to both the criminal investigation and to society.

Content chapters include an introduction to the subject matter, a discussion of the existing research and literature regarding the issue, and an explanation of the topic's importance and application through practical illustrations. These chapters are followed by actual case studies that illustrate practical application of the content. The book presents the foundational concepts of the nature of criminal sexuality and then explores:

  • The importance of recognizing nuisance offenses-commonly dismissed by police officers-as a precursor to more serious crimes of violence
  • Essential literature pertaining to rapists, including basic motivations, typologies, methods of approach, and levels of force, as well as the importance of a proper victim interview
  • The definition of sexual homicide and the dynamics between victims and offenders
  • Reasons why child sex offenders choose to offend children, and reasons children fail to disclose or delay in disclosing their abuse
  • The three components of child sexual exploitation: molestation, pornography, and prostitution

Written in an accessible style geared to police officers and practitioners, this volume builds and expands upon the existing literature, uses unique theories and perspectives derived from the author's years of training and investigative experience, and provides clear and precise information that law enforcement officers can apply to their daily work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781439882559
ISBN-10: 143988255X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Janet R. Oliva

Janet R. Oliva, Ph.D., is a retired inspector and behavioral scientist for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). During her tenure with the GBI, Oliva was considered the state's leading child abuse expert. Committed to educating public safety officers, Dr. Oliva developed and taught numerous law enforcement training programs on sexually motivated crimes and crisis intervention.

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