VOTED BOOK OF THE YEAR! by the Amber Alert Registry
Foreword by Marc Klaas, Founder and President of KlaasKids Foundation
Click here to listen to a podcast interview with Robin Sax.
“Finally! A hard-hitting Q&A on predators and child molesters. Sax's book is a must read for anyone concerned about the safety and well-being of America's children. As a former felony prosecutor of crimes on children, this is Crime & Prevention 101.”
Former prosecutor, host of HLN Prime Time's Nancy Grace
and author of the New York Times best seller Objection! - How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System
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 this straightforward, clearly written guidebook, veteran sex-crimes prosecutor and Los Angeles deputy district attorney Robin Sax answers one hundred questions that 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 and to whom, Sax provides practical, reassuring, and appropriate information.
For ease of use, the book is organized into six major sections:
- 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.
Sax concludes by emphasizing that the best defense against sexual offenders is information. Her book provides realistic answers to empower parents and educators, even in the face of one of life’s scariest threats.
MORE PRAISE FOR ROBIN SAX'S NEW BOOK:
“Sax has written an exhaustive treatise on predators, which at the same time is an excellent resource for parents, caregivers, teachers, lawyers and anyone who cares about protecting children from sexual abuse. If you want to know what to expect from the ‘system’ or just want to know how to protect you and your loved ones, you must read this book. Sax provides her information objectively and realistically and is a must read for everyone who wants to protect children.”
Preeminent criminal trial lawyer
Frequent guest and legal commentator on the Today Show,
Good Morning America, and many other programs
“Predators and Child Molesters answers everything you wanted to ask and tells everything you need to know to prevent your worst nightmare and possible lifelong torment for your child. Sax writes in an easy-to-read format providing practical answers for keeping youngsters safe. This is a must read for every parent or anyone who cares for kids.”
“Predators aren’t only found in the jungles or on the savannah; they are just down the street, at the mall, and, sometimes, in our very own homes. But unlike the lions and tigers of the wild, domestic human hunters can go unrecognized until it is too late. In this must-read book, Robin Sax shares her expertise from years as a sex crimes prosecutor, helping parents understand how pedophiles operate and what they can do to make sure their children don’t fall victim to them.”
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Robin Sax (Los Angeles, CA) is a former deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County who specialized in child sexual assault cases. She is the author of Predators and Child Molesters: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Keep Kids Safe and the forthcoming It Happens Every Day: Inside the World of a Sex Crimes D.A. She is the Director of Child/Family Protection and Education for the Amber Alert Registry and is a prominent expert on sexual assault, family violence, domestic abuse, stalking, Internet safety, and the criminal justice system. Sax is also an instructor for the Los Angeles Police Department, Sheriff's Department, University of California at Los Angeles, and California State University, Los Angeles. She is a regular legal commentator on Nancy Grace, Larry King Live, Fox News and has a weekly radio show, Justice Interrupted. Sax lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles, California. For more about Robin Sax, visit www.robinsax.com.