The stated goals of Sexualized Violence Against Women and Children: A Psychology and Law Perspective are to provide the most current clinical and legal perspectives on understanding, assessing, and responding to the needs of women and children who are victims of sexualized violence. The book's central thesis is that the new recognition of age-old psychological problems that result from various traumas, in particular sexual traumas, is directly related to the recent wave of feminism. The book suggests that the presence of women in professional roles that aid victims of these traumas resulted in a social awareness of the devastating psychological effects of sexual abuse. The book's editor, B. J. Cling, Ph.D., J.D., is a clinical psychologist and a lawyer in private practice in New York City. She is also an associate adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and St. John's University.