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Sexual Deviance

Sexual Deviance
Issues and Controversies

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November 2002 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The editors of this book are among the world's leading authorities in the area of understanding and treating sex offenders. They address the biological, developmental, cultural, and learning factors in the genesis and development of sexual deviancy and link those theories to interventions with sex offenders. The book examines why sex offences are committed and covers the controversies surrounding what to do about these crimes. It discusses cutting-edge theoretical developments in etiology, rehabilitation and practice.

The book is divided into two sections: The first covers explanations of sexual deviance, including ethical issues and classification systems for sexually deviant disorders. The second section addresses responses to sexual deviance including traditional and newer intervention approaches. This is an area fraught with controversies both within the clinical community and in the public policy sector, and the authors seek to discuss those issues that are particularly controversial.

Part I: Explanations of Sexual Deviance
Tony Ward and Laura Sorbello
1. Explaining Child Sexual Abuse: Integration and Elaboration
Tony Ward and Claire A. Stewart
2. Good Lives and the Rehabilitation of Sexual Offenders
Richard Siegert and Tony Ward
3. Back to the Future? Evolutionary Explanations of Rape
D. Richard Laws
4. Behavioral Economic Approaches to the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Deviation
D. Richard Laws
5. Penile Plethysmography: Will We Ever Get it Right?
Marie Connolly
6. Cultural Components of Practice: Reflexive Responses to Diversity and Difference
Thomas Keenan and Tony Ward
7. Developmental Antecedents of Sexual Offending
Ruth E. Mann and Anthony R. Beech
8. Cognitive Distortions, Schemas, and Implicit Theories
Devon L. L. Polaschek
9. The Classification of Sexual Offenders
Devon L. L. Polaschek
10. Empathy and Victim Empathy
Part II: Responses to Sexual Deviance
Robin Jones
11. Research and Practice with Adolescent Sexual Offenders: Dilemmas and Directions
Stephen Hart, D. Richard Laws, and P. Randall Kropp
12. The Promise and the Peril of Sex Offender Risk Assessment
Christopher Drake and Tony Ward
13. Treatment Models for Sex Offenders: A Move Towards a Formulation-Based Approach
Michael Proeve
14. Responsivity Factors in Sex Offender Treatment
William Glaser
15. Integrating Pharmacological Treatments
D. Richard Laws
16. Harm Reduction and Sexual Offending: Is a Intraparadigmatic Shift Possible?
D. Richard Laws
17. Sexual Offending is a Public Health Problem: Are We Doing Enough?
Astrid Birgden, Karen Owen, and Bea Raymond
18. Enhancing Relapse Prevention Through the Effective Management of Sex Offenders in the Community
Tony Ward and Mark Brown
19. The Risk-Need Model of Offender Rehabilitation: A Critical Analysis

“Ward, Laws, and Hudson make bold assertions challenging our preconceptions of assessment and treatment. However, taking a page from their own model, they develop these in a framework of promising approaches for improving assessment and treatment outcome, giving practitioners new ideas rather than simply providing what Dr. Laws refers to as "a list of Thou-Shalt-Nots". Although many readers will wish for more explicit applications to special populations (females, developmentally delayed offenders, those in denial), this book will inform the work of virtually all ATSA members. While the authors have focused an ongoing critical eye to our work, this latest volume will challenge many of us to turn the same focus towards ourselves.”  

Tony Ward

Tony Ward, PhD, DipClinPsyc, is the Director of the Forensic Psychology Programme at the University of Melbourne. He was previously director of the Kia Marama Programme for sexual offenders at Rolleston Prison, Christchurch, New Zealand. His research interests include the offense process in offenders, cognitive distortions and models of rehabilitation. He has published over 110 research articles, chapters and books. These include Remaking relapse prevention, Sage, (with D.R Laws and S. M. Hudson, 2000) and the Sourcebook of treatment programs for sexual offenders, Plenum (with W. L. Marshall, Y. A. Fernandez, and S. M. Hudson, 1998). He... More About Author

D. Richard Laws

D.Richard Laws, PhD, was the director of the Sexual Behavior Laboratory at Atascadero State Hospital in California from 1970-1985; project director at the Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, from 1985-1989; manager of forensic psychology at Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta from 1989-1994; and most recently a psychologist with Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services in Victoria, British Columbia from 1994 until his retirement in 1999. Dr. Laws is known in the field of sexual deviation as a developer of assessment procedures and in program development and evaluation. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in this area... More About Author

Stephen M. Hudson

Stephen M Hudson, PhD, DipClinPsyc, was Director of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He was instrumental in the establishment of New Zealand’s first specialized treatment unit for child molesters at Rolleston Prison, Kia Marama, in 1989. His research work was grouped into three major areas: intimacy and attachment style, cognitive distortions, and offence pathways/relapse prevention models. The results of these research projects were published in more than 80 books, book chapters and scholarly articles. He co edited a number of important books in the sexual offending... More About Author

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