In this episode, we delve into the world of female sex offenders and pedophiles--yep, they exist and are every bit as horrid as their male counterparts in crime. Research and stats are lacking in this milieu: female-perpetrated crimes are often underreported and underprosecuted, due to gender stereotypes and bias among both professionals and the public at large. Here, we consider the the small amount of research that exists and look at several cases, including Karla Homolka and Vanessa George; we also examine attitudes and beliefs portrayed by the media and criminal justice workers. 

Show links/resources:

US Dept Center for Sex Offender Mangement report: http://www.csom.org/pubs/female_sex_offenders_brief.pdf

Book:  Wounded Boys, Heroic Men: A Man's Guide to Recovering from Child Abuse by Daniel Jay Sonkin and Lenore E. A. Walker. (1998).
Adams Media Corporations; ISBN 1580620108

Men who experienced sexual trauma/rape:

 
Contact Center for Sex Offender Management 
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 720 Silver Spring, MD 20910 
Internet: www.csom.org 
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