Female Sexual Abusers
394 pages, published in 1999.
While a few more resources exist now then ten years ago, literature on female sexual abusers is still meager. Female abuser typologies are in flux, motivations rely more on assumptions than research results. Treatment modalities continue to be adapted from those used with men, and treatment outcomes remain undocumented. Every step we take to add to our knowledge of these hidden abusers is a step toward a safer society.
Female Sexual Abusers: Three Views is one such step, or perhaps more accurately, three. Drs. Davin Davin, Dunbar, and Hislop look at different aspects of female sexual abusers. Their rigorous, detailed research provides a deeper understanding of why woman abuse. Beginning with extensive literature reviews, their examination of women who abuse ranges from the characteristics of co-offenders, to factors in etiology of offending for women, to comparisons of psycho-social histories of women abusers and non-offending women in the same milieus.
A good but slightly dated book on this emerging topic.