Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research and Practice
List of Contributors.
Series Editors’ Preface.
Introduction (Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward, Anthony R. Beech and Dawn Fisher).
PART I SEXUAL ABUSERS.
1 The Cognitive Distortions and Implicit Theories of Child Sexual Abusers (Joanne Thakker, Tony Ward and Shruti Navathe).
2 The Implicit Theories of Rapists and Sexual Murderers (Dawn Fisher and Anthony R. Beech).
3 Cognitive Distortions as Belief, Value and Action Judgments (Tony Ward, Kirsten Keown and Theresa A. Gannon).
4 Child Sexual Abuse-Related Cognition: Current Research (Theresa A. Gannon and Jane Wood).
5 Rape-Related Cognition: Current Research (Calvin M. Langton).
6 Changing Child Sexual Abusers’ Cognition (Christopher Dean, Ruth E. Mann, Rebecca Milner and Shadd Maruna).
7 Cognitive Treatment “Just for Rapists”: Recent Developments (Lynne Eccleston and Karen Owen).
PART II VIOLENT OFFENDERS.
8 Theoretical Explanations of Aggression and Violence (Marc A. Sestir and Bruce Bartholow).
9 Violence-Related Cognition: Current Research (Rachael M. Collie, James Vess and Sharlene Murdoch).
10 Moral Cognition and Aggression (Emma J. Palmer).
11 Treatments for Angry Aggression (Clive R. Hollin and Claire A. J. Bloxsom).
12 Alcohol and Aggressive Cognition (Mary McMurran).
13 The Cognition of Domestic Abusers: Explanations, Evidence and Treatment (Elizabeth Gilchrist).
Tony Ward, PhD, DipClinPsyc, is Director of the Clinical Psychology Programme at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research interests include the offence process in offenders, cognitive distortions and models of rehabilitation. He has published over 200 research articles, chapters and books. These include Remaking Relapse Prevention, with D. R Laws and S. M. Hudson (Sage, 2000), Sourcebook of Treatment Programs for Sexual Offenders, with W. L. Marshall, Y. A. Fernandez, and S. M. Hudson (Plenum, 1998), and Theories of Sexual Offending, with D. L. L. Polaschek and A. R. Beech (WIley, 2005).
Anthony R. Beech, PhD, CPsychol, is a professor of criminological psychology at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Over the last 10 years he has been involved in treatment evaluation and the development of systems to look at treatment need and treatment change in sex offenders. He has written widely on these topics and other related subjects.
Dawn Fisher, PhD, is Head of Psychological Services at Llanarth Court Psychiatric Hospital, Raglan, Wales and is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Her current research interests are risk assessment, sexual offenders’ perspectives on treatment, treatment of adult and adolescent sexual offenders and the use of equine assisted psychotherapy. She has published widely in the area of sexual offending.