Publisher description for Acts of abuse : sex offenders and the criminal justice system / Adam Sampson.


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In Acts of Abuse, Adam Sampson explores the response of the British criminal justice system to the problem of sexual crime. He examines the existing research about the causes of rape and child abuse, the number of offenses being committed and the policy of the courts. Sampson also provides an in-depth description of the probation services and prison system's response to the increasing number of offenders with which they are forced to cope. Written by a prominent critic of the British penal system, this is the first comprehensive survey of the phenomenon of sexual crime in the context of this system.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sex offenders -- Great Britain.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Great Britain.