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Theories of Sexual Offending

Theories of Sexual Offending

Tony Ward, Devon Polaschek, Anthony R. Beech

ISBN: 978-0-470-03288-6

Feb 2006

390 pages

$66.99

Description

This comprehensive text provides an up-to-date review and critique of current theorising about sexual offending. It presents the key ideas underpinning each theory in a clear and accessible manner. Theories are rigorously tested and evaluated, and their merits are examined from both a research and a clinical point of view.

Importantly, the emphasis is on providing clear links between theory and practice, and the clinical implications of the different theories and perspectives are explicitly discussed. In addition, a number of new ideas about the aetiology of sexual offending are presented.

Theories of Sexual Offending is one of the few books to draw all of the disparate strands of theorising together, and is the only one to clearly link theory to practice. It will be a valuable resource for any professional working with sexual offenders, such as clinical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and social workers. It will also be of interest to students of forensic and clinical psychology.

About the Authors.

Series Editors' Preface.

Acknowledgements.

PART I: INTRODUCTION. 

1. Theory construction, development, and evaluation.

PART II: LEVEL I THEORIES (MULTIFACTORIAL THEORIES).

2. Finkelhor’s Precondition Theory.

3.  Marshall and Barbaree’s Integrated Theory.

4. Hall and Hirschman’s Quadripartite Theory.

5. Ward and Siegert’s Pathways Model.

6. Malamuth’s Confluence Model of Sexual Aggression.

7. Evolutionary Theory and Sexual Offending.

PART III: LEVEL II THEORIES (SINGLE FACTOR THEORIES).

8. Theories of Cognitive Distortions.

9. Theories of Deficient Victim Empathy.

10. Theories of Deviant Sexual Preferences.

11. Feminist Theories.

12. Theories of Intimacy Deficits.

13. Theories of Risk.

PART IV: LEVEL III THEORIES (DESCRIPTIVE MODELS).

14. The Relapse Prevention and Self-Regulation Models.

15. Offence, chains, offence cycles and offence process models.

PART V: TREATMENT THEORIES.

16. The Risk-Need Treatment Model.

17. Classification and Treatment.

18. Strength Based Treatment Theories.

19. Theories of Treatment Responsivity.

PART VI: CONCLUSIONS.

20. Conclusions.

Index.