Author(s): Karen A. Duncan
In Female Sexual Predators, social worker/therapist Karen A. Duncan helps adults be proactive so children will not fall prey to this violation.
Vignettes pulled from news headlines and interviews with female sexual predators Duncan has encountered in her own practice are used to help readers understand these crimes and the women who commit them. The women profiled were in positions of authority at churches, schools, sports institutions, and the home.
In this sobering volume, they explain what moved them, how they thought about and planned their actions, and why they did not stop even though they recognized the dangers. The four types of female sexual predators are identified, as are treatments that do - and do not - affect future behavior. Most important, prevention skills for parents, school officials, and students themselves are fully explained.
About the author:
Karen A. Duncan, LSW, LMFT is a licensed therapist and licensed social worker, as well as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. She received the 2008 Outstanding Mental Health Counselor award from the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the 2005 Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Indiana chapter. A member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, she is also an Advisory Board Member for the Clarian Hospital Committee on Violence Prevention and an Advisory Board Member for the Indiana Women's Prison.