IPT Book Reviews

Title: Sex Crimes, Predators, Perpetrators, Prostitutes, and Victims  Neutral Review
Author: R. Barri Flowers
Publisher: 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.

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