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Journal of Criminology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 414525, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/414525
Research Article

Female Sex Offenders and Pariah Femininities: Rewriting the Sexual Scripts

School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4000, Australia

Received 2 July 2014; Revised 22 October 2014; Accepted 24 October 2014; Published 25 December 2014

Academic Editor: Xiaojin Chen

Copyright © 2014 Sharon Hayes and Bethney Baker. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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