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Female Sexual Offenders. Theory, Assessment and Treatment. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2171061
  • Book
  • July 2010
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Featuring a collection of essays by leading experts, Female Sexual Offenders: Theory, Assessment and Treatment is the first book to bring together current research, clinical assessment, and treatment techniques of female sexual offenders into one accessible volume.
  • Describes the most recent research data regarding female sexual offenders, covering such issues as female-perpetrated sexual abuse prevalence and juvenile offenders
  • Includes an assessment of the risk of recidivism, international treatment initiatives, and a discussion on the use of the polygraph with female sexual offenders
  • Features practitioner-focused essays which evaluate current assessment strategies, treatment needs, effectiveness, and processes for female sexual offenders
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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.



1 Female Sexual Offenders: Theory, Assessment and Treatment – An Introduction (Theresa A. Gannon and Franca Cortoni).

2 Understanding the Prevalence of Female-Perpetrated Sexual Abuse and the Impact of That Abuse on Victims (Jacqui Saradjian).

3 Theories of Female Sexual Offending (Danielle A. Harris).

4 The Juvenile Female Sexual Offender: Characteristics, Treatment and Research (Lisa L. Frey).

5 The Mental Health Needs of Female Sexual Offenders (Myriam-Mélanie Rousseau and Franca Cortoni).

6 The Assessment of Female Sexual Offenders (Franca Cortoni).

7 The Treatment Needs of Female Sexual Offenders (Hannah Ford).

8 A Review of Treatment Initiatives for Female Sexual Offenders (Kelley Blanchette and Kelly N. Taylor).

9 Using the Polygraph with Female Sexual Offenders (Peggy Heil, Dominique Simons, and David Burton).

10 Working with Female Sexual Offenders: Therapeutic Process Issues (Sherry Ashfield, Sheila Brotherston, Hilary Eldridge, and Ian Elliott).

11 Developments in Female Sexual Offending and Considerations for Future Research and Treatment (Theresa A. Gannon, Mariamne R. Rose, and Franca Cortoni).


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Theresa A. Gannon University of Kent, UK.

Franca Cortoni Université de Montréal, Canada.
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