Aggressive Offenders' Cognition. Theory, Research and Practice. Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology

  • ID: 2325269
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  • 296 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Aggressive Offenders Cognition: Theory, Research and Treatment is the first book in its field to comprehensively examine offenders social cognition. Focusing specifically on aggressive offenders, the book collates the theory, research and practice relating to offenders social cognition in one authoritative volume.

Edited and written by a team of established and recognised experts, this book addresses two different categories of aggressive offender. The first part of the book addresses sexual abusers, identifying sociological theory, research and practice related to child sexual abusers as well as rapists. The second part focuses on treatment–related information specific to violent offenders. This division of content offers readers a  context–specific and focussed source of information.

Aggressive Offenders Cognition: Theory, Research and Practice is an invaluable practical handbook for professionals working with offenders, especially clinical forensic psychologists and forensic psychology students.

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About the Editors ix

List of Contributors xi

Series Editors Preface xv

Preface xix

Acknowledgements xxi

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

10 Moral Cognition and Aggression 199Emma J. Palmer

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

12 Alcohol and Aggressive Cognition 231Mary McMurran

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

Index 267

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Theresa A. Gannon
Tony Ward
Anthony R. Beech
Dawn Fisher
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