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Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities. A Handbook

  • ID: 2325421
  • April 2010
  • 398 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The assessment, treatment, and management of sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities are areas of growing concern within the field of clinical forensic psychology.

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook presents a comprehensive collection of the most up–to–date information and practical approaches to effective assessment and treatment. Contributors are among the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of contemporary forensic psychology, and include such experts as Tony Ward and Glynis Murphy.

The contributors latest research findings on the characteristics and prevalence of sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities are summarized and key topics are covered, including theories of sexual offending, developmental pathways, risk assessment, personality disorders and psychopathy, community– and prison–based treatment programmes, and legal and mental health services. The existing literature on sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities is also reviewed, as are the latest legislative developments and treatment approaches.

This is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners, and researchers who require an overview of current assessment and management techniques surrounding diminished capacity sex offenders.

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About the Editors.

Contributors.

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

PART ONE INTRODUCTION.

1. Overview and Structure of the Book (Leam A. Craig, William R. Lindsay and Kevin D. Browne).

2. Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: Characteristics and Prevalence (Leam A. Craig and William R. Lindsay).

3. Developmental Pathways in Intellectually Disabled Sexual Offenders (Susan C. Hayes).

4. Adolescents with Intellectual Disability and Family Sexual Abuse (Kevin D. Browne and Michelle McManus).

5. Applying the Self–Regulation Model to Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (Lynne Eccleston, Tony Ward and Barry Waterman).

PART TWO DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT AND COMORBIDITY.

6. Psychiatric Illness, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Risk (Fabian Haut and Eleanor Brewster).

7. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders in People with Intellectual Disabilities (Dorothy M. Griffiths, Paul Fedoroff and Deborah Richards).

PART THREE RISK ASSESSMENT.

8. Assessing Recidivism Risk in Sex Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (William R. Lindsay and John L. Taylor).

9. Psychopathy and other Personality Disorders in Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (Catrin Morrissey).

10. Suggested Adaptations to the HCR–20 for Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (Douglas P. Boer, Matthew Frize, Ruth Pappas, Catrin Morrissey and William R. Lindsay).

11. Suggested Adaptations to the SVR–20 for Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (Douglas P. Boer, Matthew Frize, Ruth Pappas, Catrin Morrissey and William R. Lindsay).

PART FOUR ASSESSING TREATMENT NEED AND DEVIANCY.

12. Psychometric Assessment of Sexual Deviancy in Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (Leam A. Craig and William R. Lindsay).

13. Assessing Treatment Need in Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (Peter E. Langdon and Glynis H. Murphy).

PART FIVE PROVISIONS AND TREATMENT.

14. Staff Support and Development when Working with Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (Shawn Mosher).

15. Community–Based Treatment Programmes for Sex Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities (William R. Lindsay, Amanda M. Michie and Frank Lambrick).

16. The Treatment of Intellectually Disabled Sexual Offenders in the National Offender Management Service: The Adapted Sex Offender Treatment Programmes (Fiona Williams and Ruth E. Mann).

17. Journeying to Wise Mind: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Offenders with an Intellectual Disability (Marleen Verhoeven).

PART SIX FUTURE DIRECTIONS.

18. Improving Service Provision for Intellectually Disabled Sexual Offenders (Hannah Ford and John Rose).

Index.

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"This well written and presented handbook is divided into six parts beginning with the theory and incidence of sexual offending within the population". (Learning Disability Practice, 1 March 2011)

"...essential reading for anyone wishing to responsibly develop or evaluate work with sexual offenders who have intellectual disabilities.  It is an informativeâ??yet readableâ??volume offering an honest appraisal of an emerging field." (Association of the Treatment for Sexual Abusers (ATSA) News Forum, Summer 2011)

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