Criminal Abuse of Women and Children: An International Perspective / Edition 1

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The abuse of women and children transcends geographical boundaries as well as economic, cultural, religious, political, and social divisions. Comprised of the work of more than 20 academics and practitioners from around the world, Criminal Abuse of Women and Children documents the atrocities that have been committed against these victims from ancient to modern times. It examines the causes of such abuse and provides a global survey of what forms of abuse exist and how cases are handled in various parts of the world.

International Experts Survey Patterns of Abuse

Following an introduction to the historical antecedents and theoretical explanations of criminal abuse, the contributors review efforts at control and prevention. They focus on informal control mechanisms, religious intervention, and the criminal justice system, and highlighting the limitations that are inherent in these attempts. The remainder of the text consists mainly of case studies covering the various facets of abuse in numerous countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. The contributors also explore the role of community policing and supply a critical assessment of how American police practices may contribute to the continued victimization of women and children.

A Call to Action to End the Scourge of Victimization

A comprehensive analysis of the worldwide problem of the exploitation of women and children, the book elevates this topic to a subject worthy of academic discourse. It underlines the need for concerted global action and intervention at the national, regional, and local level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420088038
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/20/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Obi N. I. Ebbe is a professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dilip K. Das is the Founding President of the International Police Executive Symposium in Guilderland, New York.

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Table of Contents

Definition and Historical Antecedents of Criminal

Abuse of Women and Children, O. N. I. Ebbe

Causes of Criminal and Noncriminal Abuses of

Women and Children, O. N. I. Ebbe

The Scope and Causes of Criminal Abuse of

Children, O. N. I. Ebbe

Control and Prevention of Criminal Abuse of

Women and Children: Domestic and International

Approaches, O. N. I. Ebbe

Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children:

An Austrian Perspective, M. Edelbacher

Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children in

Germany, R. F. J. Harnischmacher

The Nature and Extent of Trafficking in Women

and Children in the United Kingdom, W. Hughes

Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children:

The Kenyan Experience, G. O. Ndolo

Criminal Abuse of Women and Children in Benin

Republic, A. Azonhoume

Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children:

Domestic Workers in Kenya, V. Karimi

Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children:

A South African Perspective, L. Mtimkulu

Trafficking of Women and Children in Nigeria:

Slavery in the Modern Era, A. S. Moses, O. J. Aruna, and M. Folami

Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children in

the Philippines, V. Luga

Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children in

India: It’s Control, Y. S. Jafa

Sexual Abuse in Taiwan: Multidisciplinary

Criminal Case Processing, W. Su-Huan and C. Ching-Li

Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children in

the Kingdom of Bahrain, Anonymous

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in

Mexico, E. Azaola

Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children:

The Role of Community Policing, J. Murray

The Militarization of the American Police Force

and Its Impact on the Victimization of Women and

Children: A Critical Assessment, J. Paul and M. L. Birzer

Conclusion, D. K. Das and M. Berlin

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