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Unspeakable acts : why men sexually abuse children, Douglas W. Pryor

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Unspeakable acts : why men sexually abuse children
Title
Unspeakable acts
Title remainder
why men sexually abuse children
Statement of responsibility
Douglas W. Pryor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The sexual abuse of children is one of the most morally unsettling and emotionally inflammatory issues in American society today. It has been estimated that roughly one out of every four girls and one in ten boys experience some form of unwanted sexual attention either inside or outside the family before they reach adulthood. An alarmingly common occurrence, sexual abuse is traumatic and life-altering for children in its impact. How should society deal with the sexual victimization of children? Should known offenders be released back into our communities? If so, where, and with what rights, should they be allowed to live? In Unspeakable Acts, Douglas W. Pryor argues that much of this debate, designed to deal with abusers after they have offended, ignores the important issue of why men cross these forbidden sexual boundaries to molest children in the first place and how the behavior can possibly be prevented before it starts
  • Based on in-depth interviews with thirty men who molested their own children or the children of people they knew, Pryor provides a unique glimpse of those who become offenders. His analysis explores how the lives of offenders prior to their offending led up to and contributed to what they did, the ways that initial interest in sex with children began, the tactics offenders employed to molest their victims over time, how they felt about and reacted to their behavior between offending episodes, and how and why they stopped abusing
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pryor, Douglas W
Dewey number
364.1536
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6570.2
LC item number
.P77 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 E-042
  • WM 610
NLM item number
P9715u 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child molesters
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Child Abuse, Sexual
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Pédophiles
  • Abus sexuels à l'égard des enfants
  • Child molesters
  • Child sexual abuse
  • United States
  • Sexueller Missbrauch
  • Kind
  • Täter
  • Fallstudiensammlung
  • USA
Label
Unspeakable acts : why men sexually abuse children, Douglas W. Pryor
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying offenders and their behavior -- Blurring of boundaries in childhood -- Escalating problems in adulthood -- Shifting into an offending mode -- Approaching and engaging the victim -- Snowballing from one act to many -- Continuing with regular offending -- Exiting offending and public exposure -- Answering the question why
Control code
ocm34192657
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 351 pages
Isbn
9780814766378
Lccn
96009938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34192657
  • (OCoLC)34192657
Label
Unspeakable acts : why men sexually abuse children, Douglas W. Pryor
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying offenders and their behavior -- Blurring of boundaries in childhood -- Escalating problems in adulthood -- Shifting into an offending mode -- Approaching and engaging the victim -- Snowballing from one act to many -- Continuing with regular offending -- Exiting offending and public exposure -- Answering the question why
Control code
ocm34192657
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 351 pages
Isbn
9780814766378
Lccn
96009938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34192657
  • (OCoLC)34192657

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