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International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Theory, Practice and Research

Douglas P. Boer (Editor), Dr Reinhard Eher (Editor), Leam A. Craig (Editor), Michael H. Miner (Editor), Friedemann Pfäfflin (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-119-99620-0
752 pages
March 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Theory, Practice and Research provides the first truly global perspective on the assessment and treatment of sex offenders.
  • Presents a comprehensive overview of current theories and practices relating to the assessment and treatment of sex offenders throughout the world, including the US, Europe, and Australasia
  • Covers all the major developments in the areas of risk assessment, treatment, and management
  • Includes chapters written by internationally respected practitioners and researchers experienced in working with sexual offenders such as Bill Marshall, Ruth Mann, Karl Hanson and Jayson Ware
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Table of Contents

About the Editors xiii

List of Contributors xvii

Poem by Moira Mpanza xxi

Preface by William L. Marshall xxiii

Part I Introduction to the International Field of Sexual Offender Assessment and Treatment

Chapter 1 Adult Sexual Offender Treatment – Is It Effective? 3
Reinhard Eher and Friedemann Pfäfflin

Chapter 2 Adult Sexual Offender Assessment 13
Carol A. Ireland and Leam A. Craig

Chapter 3 Female Sexual Offenders 35
Franca Cortoni and Theresa A. Gannon

Part II Sexual Offender Assessment: Issues and Applications

Chapter 4 International Comparisons of the Validity of Actuarial Risk Tools for Sexual Offenders, with a Focus on Static-99 57
Leslie Helmus, R. Karl Hanson, and Kelly E. Morton-Bourgon

Chapter 5 Structured Professional Guidelines: International Applications 85
Martin Rettenberger and Stephen J. Hucker

Chapter 6 Assessing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse in Litigious Families in the Family Court 111
Chris Lennings, Annalese Bolton, and Emma Collins

Chapter 7 Phallometric Assessment of Sexual Arousal 141
Hannah L. Merdian and David T. Jones

Chapter 8 Proxy Measures of Sexual Deviancy 171
Wineke Smid, Daan van Beek, and Jelle Troelstra

Chapter 9 Uses, Misuses, and Abuses of Risk Assessment with Sexual Offenders 193
Lea H. Studer, A.Scott Aylwin, Christine Sribney, and John R. Reddon

Part III Sexual Offender Treatment: Issues and Applications

Chapter 10 Theoretical Perspectives and their Practical Application for Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with an Intellectual Disability 215
William R. Lindsay

Chapter 11 Development and Evaluation of a Treatment Program for Incarcerated Rapists in South Africa 235
Lorinda Bergh

Chapter 12 The Danish Sexual Offender Treatment and Research Program (DASOP) 251
Ellids Kristensen, Peter Fristed, Marianne Fuglestved, Eva Grahn, Mikael Larsen, Tommy Lillebæk, and Thorkil Sørensen

Chapter 13 Multisystemic Therapy with Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Development, Validation, and Dissemination 263
Charles M. Borduin, Richard J. Munschy, David V. Wagner, and Erin K. Taylor

Chapter 14 Risk, Needs, and Responsivity Principles in Action: Tailoring Rapist’s Treatment to Rapist Typologies 287
Sarah Reid, Nick J. Wilson, and Douglas P. Boer

Chapter 15 The Importance of Contextual Issues within Sexual Offender Treatment 299
Jayson Ware

Chapter 16 The Role of Culture in Sexual Offender Rehabilitation: A New Zealand Perspective 313
Armon J. Tamatea, Mate Webb, and Douglas P. Boer

Chapter 17 Managing Sexual Offender Treatment Programs 331
Ruth E. Mann, Jayson Ware, and Yolanda M. Fernandez

Chapter 18 Denial of Sexual Crimes: A Therapeutic Exploration 355
Kris Vanhoeck and Els Van Daele

Chapter 19 Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Sexual Offenders 373
David S. Prescott and Joel Porter

Chapter 20 Disclosing the Secret: Working with Families around Sexual Abuse Victimization 397
Yael Idisis and Sheri Oz

Chapter 21 Pharmacotherapy of Sexual Offenders and Men who are at Risk of Sexual Offending 419
Peer Briken, Andreas Hill, and Wolfgang Berner

Chapter 22 Bringing “Good Lives” to Life: Applying Social Therapy to Working with Sexual Offenders 433
Andrew Frost

Chapter 23 Axis I Mental Health Disorders and Sexual Offending 449
Bruce D. Watt and Tania Withington

Chapter 24 Sexual Offending in Psychotic Patients 463
Leam A. Craig and Orestis Giotakos

Chapter 25 Forensic-Psychiatric Treatment for Internet Sex Offenders: Ten Years of Experience 479
Marc Graf and Volker Dittmann

Chapter 26 Just an Incest Offender? 489
Lea H. Studer, Christine Sribney, A. Scott Aylwin, and John R. Reddon

Chapter 27 The Internet and Sexual Offending: An International Perspective 507
Cynthia Calkins Mercado, Hannah L. Merdian, and Rudolf Egg

Chapter 28 Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church and Other Youth-Serving Organizations 525
Cynthia Calkins Mercado, Karen Terry, and Anthony D. Perillo

Chapter 29 American Sexual Offender Castration Treatment and Legislation 543
Elena del Busto and Michael C. Harlow

Part IV Human Rights and Ethical Issues

Chapter 30 Ethical Issues Regarding the Implementation of Sex Offender Treatment in Brazil 575
Danilo A. Baltieri, Arthur Guerra de Anrade and Douglas P. Boer

Chapter 31 Community Protection from Sexual Violence: Intended and Unintended Outcomes of American Policies 587
Jill S. Levenson

Chapter 32 Human Rights Issues in Sexual Offender Risk Assessment 609
James Vess

Chapter 33 Morality and Legality in the Use of Antiandrogenic Pharmacotherapy with Sexual Offenders 627
Karen Harrison and Bernadette Rainey

Part V Future Directions

Chapter 34 The Role of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO) in International Public Policy and Practice 655
Friedemann Pfäfflin and Reinhard Eher

Chapter 35 Dealing with Missing Data: The Promise of Dunkelfeld Research with Sexual Offenders against Minors 665
Steven Feelgood and Gerard A. Schaefer

Chapter 36 The Future of Sexual Offender Treatment Programs 683
William L. Marshall and Liam E. Marshall

Index 705

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Author Information

Douglas P. Boer is Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Reinhard Eher is Professor for Forensic Psychotherapy at the Medical University, Department of Forensic Psychotherapy, in Ulm, Germany.

Leam A. Craig is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and Partner at Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

Michael H. Miner is Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Coordinator of Forensic Assessment on the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota.

Friedemann Pfa||lin is Professor of Psychotherapy and Director of the Department of Forensic Psychotherapy at Ulm University in Ulm, Germany.

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“I would recommend this book. It is a useful text for anyone interested in current thinking around sex offender assessment and treatment. Its international perspective makes it different from other texts, covering many overlooked aspects of treatment and practice.”  (The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 8 November 2013)

"There are some features in International Perspectives that one will not find in other texts. There is an entire section on human rights and ethical issues as they apply to sex offender assessment and treatment. This section includes an excellent chapter by Levenson on the unintended consequences of American policies regarding sex offenders, a second on human rights issues involved in risk assessment, and another on ethical and legal issues involved in antiandrogen treatment of sex offenders... I know of no other text that provides the breadth of coverage and diversity of viewpoints found in International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Theory, Practice, and Research." (PsycCRITIQUES, 14 March 2012)

I thoroughly recommend this book for anyone interested in current thinking and ideas around sex offender assessment and treatment. Importantly it covers a wide variety of ideas from experts from a number of countries and disciplines, and is therefore indispensible.
Anthony Beech, Professor in Criminological Psychology, Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK

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