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Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Assault: Challenging the Myths

Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Assault: Challenging the Myths

Corina Schulze, Sarah Koon-Magnin, and Valerie Bryan

The underlying argument of this groundbreaking study is this: Sexual orientation and gender identity influence how sexual assault is experienced, how it is perceived, and ultimately, how victims (and perpetrators) are treated by the criminal justice system. Focusing much of their work on the queer community—a community with a disproportionately high risk of sexual assault—the    More >

Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

Tania G. Levey

Women who use social media are often subjected to blatant sexual harassment, facing everything from name calling to threats of violence. Aside from being disturbing, what does this abuse tell us about gender and sexual norms? And can we use the Internet to resist, even transform, destructive misogynistic norms? Exploring the language of shaming and silencing women in the cybersphere, Tania    More >

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: International Law, Local Responses

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: International Law, Local Responses

Tonia St. Germain and Susan Dewey, editors

The authors of this groundbreaking book explore the gap between policy and practice in international responses to conflict-related sexual violence. Drawing on their research in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America, they offer fresh perspectives on, and practical approaches to, achieving justice for women who have survived wartime sexual assault.    More >

Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Inside the Criminal Justice System

Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Inside the Criminal Justice System

Cassia Spohn and Katharine Tellis

Cassia Spohn and Katharine Tellis assess the criminal justice system's response to sexual assault, exploring the complex dynamics that shape the actions of police and prosecutors. The authors draw on unparalleled access to Los Angeles detectives, prosecutors, and case files to make sense of the factors that affect the outcomes of sexual assault claims. Following cases from victim report, to    More >

Sex in Prison: Myths and Realities

Sex in Prison: Myths and Realities

Catherine D. Marcum and Tammy L. Castle, editors

Despite being deemed an illegal activity, participation in sexual activity behind prison walls is a frequent occurrence. Catherine Marcum and Tammy Castle provide a comprehensive study of all aspects of prison sex. Incorporating inmate, correctional officer, and policymaker perspectives—and debunking myths—the authors consider the full range of consensual and nonconsensual    More >

 

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Congratulations to our 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title winners:Disability and Aging: Learning from Both to Empower the Lives of Older Adults by Jeffrey S. Kahana and Eva Kahana and The Resurgence of Populism in Latin America by Robert R. Barr! Both books are half price on our website for the month of January!
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