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Sex offenders, stigma, and social control, Diana Rickard

Label
Sex offenders, stigma, and social control
Title
Sex offenders, stigma, and social control
Statement of responsibility
Diana Rickard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1990s witnessed a flurry of legislative initiatives - most notably, "Megan's Law"--Designed to control a population of sex offenders (child abusers) widely reviled as sick, evil, and incurable. In Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control, Diana Rickard provides an in-depth view of six such men, exploring how they manage to cope with their highly stigmatized role as social outcasts. The six men discussed in the book are typical convicted sex offenders - neither serial pedophiles nor individuals convicted of the type of brutal act that looms large in public perceptions about sex crimes. Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control explores how these individuals, who have been cast as social pariahs, construct their sense of self. How does being labeled in this way and controlled by measures such as Megan's Law affect one's identity and sense of social being? Unlike traditional criminological and psychological studies of this population, this book frames their experiences in concepts of both deviance and identity, asking how men so highly stigmatized cope with the most extreme form of social marginality. Placing their stoires within the context of the current culture of mass incarceration and zero-tolerance, Rickard provides a deeper understanding of the complex relationships between pubic policy and lived experience, as well as an understanding of the social challenges faced by this population, whose re-integration into society is far from simple or assured. Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control makes a significant contribution to our understanding of sex offenders, offering a unique window into how individuals make meaning out of their experiences and present a viable - not monstrous - social self to themselves and others. -- from back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rickard, Diana
Dewey number
364.15/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6592
LC item number
.R53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical Issues in crime and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex offenders
  • Sex offenders
  • Probation
  • Stigma (Social psychology)
  • Marginality, Social
Label
Sex offenders, stigma, and social control, Diana Rickard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a sociology of sexual offense -- Constructing the offense -- Community bonds -- Severed bonds -- Strategies to reestablish social bonds -- Personal stories/public policy
Control code
ocn925426417
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780813578323
Lccn
2015037349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813578293
  • (OCoLC)925426417
Label
Sex offenders, stigma, and social control, Diana Rickard
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a sociology of sexual offense -- Constructing the offense -- Community bonds -- Severed bonds -- Strategies to reestablish social bonds -- Personal stories/public policy
Control code
ocn925426417
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780813578323
Lccn
2015037349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813578293
  • (OCoLC)925426417

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