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.
Series Editors′ Preface.
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.
Devon Polaschek, PhD, DipClinPsyc, is a senior lecturer in criminal justice psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and former Director of Clinical tr5aining. her research interests include (a) offence processes of rapists and violent offenders, (b) cognition in and cognitive–experimental research with violent and sexual offenders, and (c) offender rehabilitation theory and evolution. She is also a research Consultant to the Violence Prevention Unit at Rimutaka Prison, near Wellington. Email: Devon.Polaschek@vuw.ac.nz.
Anthony Beech, DPhil, BSc, is professor in criminological psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Over the last 10 years he has been the lead researcher of the STEP (Sex Offender Treatment Evaluation Project) team. Here he has been involved in treatment evaluation and the development of systems to look at treatment need and treatment change in sex offenders. this work is regarded as having a major influence on assessment and treatment in the UK. he has written widely on the topi8cs of assessment and treatment of sexual offenders, and other related subjects. Email: email@example.com.