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Aggressive Offenders' Cognition. Theory, Research, and Practice. Edition No. 1. Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology

  • ID: 2325269
  • Book
  • October 2007
  • 296 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The book focuses specifically on aggressive offenders and is divided into two parts. Part I deals with sexual abusers whilst Part II is concerned with violent offenders. Each part discusses theory, latest research and treatment related information. Emphasis is placed on discussing cognition in context i.e. identifying the factors impacting upon and related to offenders’ cognition.
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About the Editors ix

List of Contributors xi

Series Editors’ Preface xv

Preface xix

Acknowledgements xxi

Introduction 1
Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward, Anthony R. Beech and Dawn Fisher


1 The Cognitive Distortions and Implicit Theories of Child Sexual Abusers 11
Joanne Thakker, Tony Ward and Shruti Navathe

2 The Implicit Theories of Rapists and Sexual Murderers 31
Dawn Fisher and Anthony R. Beech

3 Cognitive Distortions as Belief, Value and Action Judgments 53
Tony Ward, Kirsten Keown and Theresa A. Gannon

4 Child Sexual Abuse-Related Cognition: Current Research 71
Theresa A. Gannon and Jane Wood

5 Rape-Related Cognition: Current Research 91
Calvin M. Langton

6 Changing Child Sexual Abusers’ Cognition 117
Christopher Dean, Ruth E. Mann, Rebecca Milner and Shadd Maruna

7 Cognitive Treatment “Just for Rapists”: Recent Developments 135
Lynne Eccleston and Karen Owen


8 Theoretical Explanations of Aggression and Violence 157
Marc A. Sestir and Bruce Bartholow

9 Violence-Related Cognition: Current Research 179
Rachael M. Collie, James Vess and Sharlene Murdoch

10 Moral Cognition and Aggression 199
Emma J. Palmer

11 Treatments for Angry Aggression 215
Clive R. Hollin and Claire A. J. Bloxsom

12 Alcohol and Aggressive Cognition 231
Mary McMurran

13 The Cognition of Domestic Abusers: Explanations, Evidence and Treatment 247
Elizabeth Gilchrist

Index 267

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Theresa A. Gannon University of Birmingham, UK.

Tony Ward Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Anthony R. Beech University of Kent, UK.

Dawn Fisher Llanarth Court Hospital, UK.
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