||Sex Crimes, Predators, Perpetrators, Prostitutes, and Victims
|| R. Barri Flowers
||Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd., ©2001
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If the agenda-driven approach of radical feminism to sexual
crimes is of interest to anyone, this book presents it. The relevant research is selectively cited to conform to
the views of a narrow band of advocates. This comes clear in the treatment of
child sexual abuse and the section on satanic and ritualistic abuse. The major
research study on satanic ritualistic abuse by Goodman which falsifies claims of
widespread satanic conspiracies is simply ignored. Instead, unsupported opinions
about the validity and prevalence of satanic ritualistic abuse are cited and
presented as factual. This tactic is evident throughout the book. So long as it
is understood that this is a one-sided approach, the book is a summary of the
positions and the support given for a feminist posture toward sexual crimes.
Reviewed by Ralph Underwager, Institute for Psychological Therapies.