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Monday, October 1, 2012

Smith on Female Sexual Abuse of Males in Custody

Smith brenda vBrenda V. Smith (American University - Washington College of Law) has posted Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Female Correctional Workers’ Sexual Interactions with Men and Boys in Custody (UCLA Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 1690, 2012) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This Article examines female-perpetrated sexual abuse in custodial settings and its place at the intersection of race, class, and gender in order to disentangle complex and overlapping narratives of abuse, sex, desire, and transgression. Ultimately, this Article confronts our discomfort with and reluctance to acknowledge the fact that women sexually abuse men and boys in custody, and it offers possible explanations for these behaviors.

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