Why do men rape women? What causes an adult to sexually molest a child? Understanding why sexual deviance occurs, how it develops, and how it changes over time is essential in preventing sexual predation and designing intervention programs for relapse prevention.
Sexual Deviance: Issues and Controversies
addresses the biological, developmental, cultural, and learning factors in the genesis of sexual deviancy and links those theories to interventions with sex offenders. Edited by renowned sexual behavior experts Tony Ward, D. Richard Laws, and Stephen M. Hudson, this exceptional volume is divided into two sections. The first section covers explanations for sexual deviance, including ethical issues and classification systems for sexually deviant disorders. The second section addresses responses to sexual deviance, including traditional and modern intervention approaches.
An eminent group of scholars, researchers, and clinicians examine
The “whys” behind sexual deviance; Controversies surrounding offender rehabilitation; The relationship between theory and practice; All paraphilias including molestation and sexual assault; Cutting edge developments in etiology, rehabilitation, and practice
Sexual Deviance: Issues and Controversies
provides a comprehensive view of the psychological, biological, cultural, and situational factors that predispose sex offenders. Some of the world's leading authorities in the area of understanding and treating sex offenders discuss, debate, and review the ideas and values underpinning research and treatment of sexual deviance.
Tailored for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in courses on abnormal psychology, psychopathology, forensic psychology, and criminology, Sexual Deviance: Issues and Controversies is also essential reading for psychologists, criminal justice professionals, and policy makers.
Part I: Explanations of Sexual Deviance
- Chapter 1: Explaining Child Sexual Abuse: Integration and Elaboration
- Finkelhor's Precondition Theory
- Hall and Hirschman's Quadripartite Theory
- Marshall and Barbaree's Integrated Theory
- The Pathways Model of Child Sexual Abuse
- Chapter 2: Good Lives and the Rehabilitation of Sexual Offenders
- The Good Lives Model of Offender Rehabilitation
- Good Lives and the Treatment of Sex Offenders
- Chapter 3: Back to the Future?: Evolutionary Explanations of Rape
- Selection, Adaptation, and Evolution
- What Is Evolutionary Psychology?
- An EP Perspective on Human Mating Strategies
- Evolutionary Psychology and Theories of Rape
- General Discussion
- Chapter 4: Behavioral Economic Approaches to the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Deviation
- What Is Behavioral Economics?
- Demand: Assessment
- Chapter 5: Penile Plethysmography: Will We Ever Get It Right?
- Getting Started
- What This Chapter Is Not About
- What Is Penile Plethysmography?
- What About Construct Validity?
- Is PPG a Genuine Test?
- Can PPG Scores Predict Reoffense?
- Legal Challenges to PPG
- Does It Have Any Utility?
- Will We Ever Get It Right?
- Chapter 6: Cultural Components of Practice: Reflexive Responses to Diversity and Difference
- Cultural Knowledge within the Practice Setting
- Locations of Cultural Thinking
- Cultural Thinking and Its Impact on Practice
- The Cultural-Reflective Model
- Chapter 7: Developmental Antecedents of Sexual Offending
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Self-Regulation and Sexual Offending
- Theory of Mind
- Implicit Theories
- Chapter 8: Cognitive Distortions, Schemas, and Implicit Theories
- The Development of the Concept of Cognitive Distortions in Relation to Sexual Offending
- Models of Cognition and Behavior
- Schemas in Sexual Offending: A Review of Current Research
- A Schema-Based Model of Sexual Assault
- Implications for Current Treatment Approaches of a Schema-Based Approach
- Schema-Focused Treatment with Sexual Offenders
- Chapter 9: The Classification of Sex Offenders
- Psychiatric Diagnosis of Sexual Deviance
- General Observations
- The Case of Pedophilia
- The Exclusion of Rape
- Functional Analytic Approaches to Offender Classification
- Nondiagnostic Classification of Sexual Offenders
- Conclusions and Future Directions
- Chapter 10: Empathy and Victim Empathy
- What Is Empathy?
- Models of Empathy
- Measurement of Empathy
- Empathy Research with Sex Offenders
- Empathy-Based Interventions
- Directions for the Future
Part II: Responses to Sexual Deviance
- Chapter 11: Research and Practice with Adolescent Sexual Offenders: Dilemmas and Directions
- Research Issues
- Clinical Issues
- Chapter 12: The Promise and the Peril of Sex Offender Risk Assessment
- Key Terms and Concepts
- Approaches to Sexual Violence Risk Assessment
- Evaluating Sexual Violence Risk Assessment Procedures
- Current Controversies
- Chapter 13: Treatment Models for Sex Offenders: A Move Toward a Formulation-Based Approach
- Formulation- versus Manual-Based Treatments
- Situations Where Formulation-Based Approaches Are Useful
- Theoretical Advancements and Development of Treatment
- Chapter 14: Responsivity Factors in Sexual Offender Treatment
- Attachment Style
- Relationship Among the Internal Responsivity Factors
- Therapist Style
- Format of Treatment
- Implications for Practice and Research
- Chapter 15: Integrating Pharmacological Treatments
- The Ideal Pill
- Pharmacological Treatments
- Assessment and Management: Integrating Pharmacological and Other Approaches
- Ethical and Legal Issues
- Chapter 16: Harm Reduction and Sexual Offending: Is an Intraparadigmatic Shift Possible?
- What Is Harm Reduction?
- Where Do We Go from Here?
- Chapter 17: Sexual Offending Is a Public Health Problem: Are We Doing Enough?
- Levels of Prevention in Public Health
- The Public Health Approach to Sexual Violence
- Sexual Abuse as a Public Health Issue
- STOP IT NOW!: The Campaign to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
- Chapter 18: Enhancing Relapse Prevention Through the Effective Management of Sex Offenders in the Community
- External Supervision in Relapse Prevention
- Sex Offender Programs in Victorian Corrections
- Enhancing Motivation to Change
- Staff Attitudes Toward Sexual Offenders
- A Model for Training Correctional Staff
- Future Directions
- Chapter 19: The Risk-Need Model of Offender Rehabilitation: A Critical Analysis
- The Risk-Need Model
- The Concepts of Risk and Need
- Critical Comments