PsycCRITIQUES Blog: Of Monsters and Men

PsycCRITIQUES Blog: Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men

APAIn their review of Monstrous Crimes and the Failure of Forensic Psychiatry by John Douard and Pamela Schultz, Juanita Baker and Vanessa Edkins write,

The authors mention that it is only 1 percent of sex offenders who are very dangerous, but they are driving society’s fear that has led to all sex offenders being labeled monsters, and to all of them being inhumanely and unjustly treated not only through civil commitment but also by labeling and stigmatizing them for life.

Do you believe that it is appropriate for society to treat sex offenders differently from other felons? 

Read the Review
ReviewHow Should Society Treat Sex Offenders: As Monsters or With Humanity?
By Juanita N. Baker and Vanessa A. Edkins
PsycCRITIQUES, 2013 Vol 58(45)