We have added the following to the Bibliographies and still have more to add!
Allsopp, R. (2014). Moral panics, the media and male and female offenders of child sexual abuse. Internet Journal of Criminology, 1-20.
Carpenter, B., O’Brien, E., Hayes, S., & Death, J. (2014). Harm, responsibility, age, and consent. New Criminal Law Review, 17(1), 23-54.
Javaid, A. (2014). Male rape: The ‘invisible’ male. Internet Journal of Criminology, 1-42.
Mallett, X., & Karp, J. (2014). Child sex offender demographics. In Advances in forensic human identification (pp. 59-73). CRC Press
We have added more research to the Bibliography pages:
Darling, A. J., & Antonopoulos, G. A. (2013). ‘Notes on a scandal’: Why do females engage in abuse of trust behaviours? International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 2, 525-537.
Abstract: Although an evident reality in organisations where females work with young people, there has been no specific research to date exploring why females in positions of trust engage in sexually abusive relationships with adolescents. This study investigated the subject through a qualitative analysis of ten case studies from England drawn from the employment and safeguarding environment, comparing findings with existing studies into female sexual offenders in general, research into male ‘professional perpetrators’ and Gannon et al.’s (2008) Descriptive Model of Female Sexual Offending. The research highlighted a number of key similarities and differences between those who abuse in positions of trust and those female sexual offenders who abuse children in wider contexts. With respect to etiological factors the similarities included unstable lifestyle, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, cognitive distortions and emotional self-management problems. Motivations for this sample appeared to be primarily driven by intimacy needs. Differences were identified relating to lower levels of substance abuse, a higher age range and socio-economic status, less prevalence of severe social skills deficits and chaotic and abusive backgrounds in this subject group. All of the women in the study followed an Implicit Disorganised pathway of abuse and maternal approach to the abusive behaviour.
In December 2012 we posted about women raping other women in war. We also made 2 other posts in 2011 about the research. Here and Here
Now there is an article in Time titled:
This article is talking about the same research we discussed in 2012. Here is one part of the article and it is horrific:
The women continued to psychologically and physically abuse Marie for four days. She was forced to imitate sexual pleasure as they assaulted her. By the fourth day she was bleeding so much that the women gave up. They wanted to kill her, but the men in the group argued with them.
The women argued with the men over who would be the ones to rape this poor woman. This shows the message that we repeat here over and over. People are people for both good and bad.
Another interesting point the article makes is that women have reportedly committed acts of sexual violence during conflicts in Liberia, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka and Rwanda. But almost no one has ever discussed this and almost no one ever hears about it.