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Halting the sexual predators among us : preventing attack, rape, and lust homicide
Dobbert, Duane L.
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Westport, Conn. : Prager, 2004.
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xii, pages ; 24 cm
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Recently, the National Center for Victims of Crime reported annual figures showing 103,845 children were sexually abused, while in that same year there was a 20% increase in all rape incidents and a 33% increase in sexual assaults. Incarceration and therapy have not reduced the rates, points out this author. The rate of incarceration has increased, but incidence of sex crimes is not waning. Dobbert warns we must all play a vital role to reduce such crimes, by prevention. The seasoned forensic examiner enables us to see life through the sexual predator's eyes, to understand the motives and intentions of people with abnormal and uncontrollable desires. He argues we can create a safer world by removing the opportunity for such people to act on their ideas.

The author clearly explains disorders from exhibitionism to pedophilia, and presents scenes that illustrate precursor behaviors shown by people preparing to act on such disordered thinking. Also illustrated are stalking patterns common to mentally ill people who commit sexual assaults or lust murders, including the activities of Kenneth Bianci, the Hillside Strangler, and Jeffrey Dahmer, whose serial lust homicides horrified the world. Community activists, teachers, principals, police officers, prosecutors, social workers, and students of criminal justice, forensic psychology, and psychopathology will find this volume of interest.

Author Notes

Duane L. Dobbert has more than 30 years of experience working in the field of Criminal Justice. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Part I Sexual Paraphilias
1. Introductionp. 3
2. General Characteristicsp. 7
3. Exhibitionism, Fetishism, Frotteurism, Voyeurismp. 13
4. Telephone Scatologia, Necrophilia, Partialism, Zoophilia, Coprophilia, Urophilia, Klismaphiliap. 32
5. Sexual Masochism, Sexual Sadismp. 44
6. Transvestic Fetishism, Gender Identity Disorderp. 50
7. Pedophilia, Hebephiliap. 56
Part II Personality Disorders
8. Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorderp. 77
9. Paranoid, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic Personality Disordersp. 86
Part III Attacks Related to Paraphilias and Personality Disorders
10. Stalking Patternsp. 103
11. Sexual Assault, Rape, and Lust Homicidep. 126
12. Prevention, Prediction, and Apprehension of Predatorsp. 136
Bibliographyp. 143
Indexp. 147