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.

The Risk-Need Model of Offender Rehabilitation: A Critical Analysis

The Risk-Need Model of Offender Rehabilitation: A Critical Analysis

The risk-need model of offender rehabilitation: A critical analysis
MarkBrownUniversity of Melbourne

Over the past two decades empirical evidence has increasingly supported the view that it is possible to reduce reoffending rates by treating or rehabilitating offenders rather than simply punishing them (Andrews & Bonta, 1998; Gendreau & Andrews, 1990). In fact, renewed interest in a rehabilitation model is arguably one of the most significant events in modern correctional policy, although it must be noted that the impact of this model has been uneven and it often has been co-opted into broader programs of offender control (Garland, 2001).

The rehabilitation perspective rests on a number of important assumptions about crime and the characteristics of offenders. First, that crime is ...

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