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Sexual Offending: Cognition, Emotion and Motivation



Sexual Offending: Cognition, Emotion and Motivation

Theresa A. Gannon (Editor), Tony Ward (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-59248-9 January 2017 192 Pages


Sexual Offending presents the latest theory and research relating to the social cognition, emotion, and motivational goals of individuals who have committed sexual offences.

  • Explores how individuals who have committed sexual offences perceive the world and themselves, and how understanding this can inform their rehabilitation
  • Provides a broad-based view of cognition, and explores the complex relationship between cognition, emotion and associated constructs such as motivational goals
  • Integrates recent work on female sexual offenders alongside the literature on their male counterparts, providing researchers and practitioners with a single resource
  • A valuable handbook for researchers, practitioners and students concerned with understanding and rehabilitating individuals who have committed sexual offences

Notes on Editors ix

Notes on Contributors xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

1 Emotion, Cognition and Motivation: An Enactive Perspective 1
Tony Ward

2 The Role of Cognition, Emotion and Motivational Goals in Sexual Offending: Multi]Factor Models 17
Ross M. Bartels

3 Cognitive Explanations of Sexual Offending 35
Caoilte Ó Ciardha

4 Bridging the Cognitive–Emotion Divide: Empathy and Sexual Offending 53
Sarah J. Brown

5 Emotions and Sexual Offending 71
Nicholas Blagden, Rebecca Lievesley and Jayson Ware

6 Motivators, Self]Regulation and Sexual Offending 89
Jill D. Stinson

7 Cognition, Emotion and Motivation: Treatment for Individuals who have Sexually Offended 109
Geris A. Serran

8 Cognition, Emotion and Motivation: Future Directions in Sexual Offending 127
Theresa A. Gannon and Tony Ward

Index 147