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Sexual Crime

Victims and Survivors

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  • Brings together perspectives around the victimology of sexual crime and offending
  • Highlights instances of dual status (victim and perpetrator)
  • Explores sexual crime in a almost completely unexplored area

Part of the book series: Sexual Crime (SEXCR)

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About this book

This book offers an original contribution drawing together literature, research, practitioner and service user perspectives around the victimology of sexual crime and offending. Texts about sexual crime focus on the perpetration of sexual crime. This is important as, if we know how, why and in what situations  people commit abuse, it will help us prevent further suffering. However, it is important that the voices of people who have experienced sexual abuse are heard and understood, as there is much we can learn from them -  not simply about their experiences but improving our knowledge of victimisation also informs how we prevent sexual crime.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

    Belinda Winder, Rebecca Lievesley, Craig Harper, Helen Swaby, Phil Banyard

  • HMPPS, Nottingham, UK

    Kerensa Hocken

  • Department of Psychology, Derby University, Derby, UK

    Nicholas Blagden

About the editors

Professor Belinda Winder is the Research Director of the Centre for Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement at Nottingham Trent University. She is a co-founder of the Safer Living Foundation charity and has won numerous awards for her work to prevent sexual crime. 

Kerensa Hocken is a registered forensic psychologist at HMPPS Whatton, UK. She has oversight for the assessment and treatment of people in prison for sexual offending in the Midlands region. 

Dr. Rebecca Lievesley is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. Her research focuses on the prevention of sexual abuse, with key strands related to work with non-offending populations with self-identified paedophilia, and the evaluation of the use of medication to manage problematic sexual arousal for individuals convicted of a sexual offence. 

Dr. Craig Harper is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. His research interests lie in the psychological processes that underpin decision-making in relation to controversial social and political topics, such as how people form and express attitudes towards people with sexual convictions and atypical sexual interests and behaviours. 

Helen Swaby is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychological Therapies at Nottingham Trent University. She is a qualified integrative psychotherapist and has a background in forensic psychology research. 

Phil Banyard is an Emeritus Professor at Nottingham Trent University. He was honoured with the British Psychological Society’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Education. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sexual Crime

  • Book Subtitle: Victims and Survivors

  • Editors: Belinda Winder, Kerensa Hocken, Rebecca Lievesley, Craig Harper, Nicholas Blagden, Helen Swaby, Phil Banyard

  • Series Title: Sexual Crime

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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-46625-0Published: 02 May 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-46628-1Due: 16 May 2025

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-46626-7Published: 01 May 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2628-8168

  • Series E-ISSN: 2628-8176

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 249

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Forensic Psychology, Neurosciences, Neurosciences, Clinical Psychology, Prison and Punishment, Criminal Behavior

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