Review: Predators and Child Molesters


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

Each year thousands of children are subjected to violent crimes such as sexual abuse and kidnappings. The US Justice Department considers protecting children from victimization a top priority. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the DOJ’s primary component that investigates crimes against children.

Along with the FBI, many law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels are involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children.

There is no crime — not even murder — that worries and sickens parents more than child sexual abuse. Parents wonder how to protect their children when almost every day the news reports another incident of someone in authority arrested on suspicion of child abuse — from clergy and teachers to family members themselves. Even law enforcement has had trouble defining the problem and only recently has the Department of Justice begun recording statistics of sexual assault against children. Amid the confusion generated by sensational news reports and uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of child sexual abuse, what can parents do?

In her straightforward, clearly written guidebook, Predators and Child Molesters veteran sex-crimes prosecutor and former Los Angeles deputy district attorney Robin Sax answers one hundred of the questions she has most often encountered in her fifteen years of experience. From the definition of abuse to the profiles of a predator to how to report an incident, Sax provides practical, reassuring, and appropriate information on:

· Recognizing predators: molesters, pedophiles, and opportunists

· Talking to kids about risks and identifying potential problems

· Recognizing abuse

· Reporting sexual abuse

· Going to court

· Healing and moving on

Sax makes it clear that protecting children begins with every parent in the home. Parents must view protecting children from the potential of sexual assault as a priority. Teaching children preventive measures should be viewed as important as teaching kids how to dial 9-1-1. She concludes by emphasizing that the best defense against sexual offenders is information. With an excellent forward written by Marc Klaas, founder and president of the KlaasKids Foundation, her book provides realistic answers to empower parents and educators, even in the face of one of life’s scariest threats.

Robin Sax is a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County specializing in child sexual assault cases. She is the author of the forthcoming It Happens Every Day: Inside the World of a Sex Crimes D.A. She is also a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law and Attorney Assistant Training Program, and an adjunct professor at the California State, Los Angeles, School of Criminal Justice. She is a cofounder of Justice Interrupted Radio, a top-ranking radio show that highlights cases that have not received media attention, and an advocate for victim’s rights, appropriate sentences for offenders, and, most importantly, justice.

204 pages • ISBN 978-1-59102-712-6 • pb $17.98 (6” x 9”) • World Rights • Publication: April 2009

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Jeanne O’Keefe at 323-965-1990 ext. 344

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Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the former blog editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Recently, the editors at Examiner.com appointed him as their Law Enforcement Examiner. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for NewswithViews.com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDailyReview.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 300 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. If you wish to receive Kouri’s emailed law enforcement and intelligence reports, write to him at COPmagazine@aol.com. Simply write “Free Subscription” on the subject line.

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
Website:http://jimkouri.us

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