In Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control, Diana Rickard provides the reader with an in-depth view of six sex offenders, exploring how they manage to cope with their highly stigmatized role as social outcasts. The book explores how these individuals construct their sense of self. By placing their stories within the context of the current culture of mass incarceration and zero-tolerance, Rickard provides a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between public policy and lived experience.
About the Author
DIANA RICKARD is an assistant professor in the criminal justice program at Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York.
Table of Contents
1 Towards a Sociology of Sexual Offense
2 Constructing the Offense
3 Community Bonds
4 Severed Bonds
5 Strategies to Re-Establish Social Bonds
6 Personal Stories/Public Policy