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The Wiley Handbook of What Works with Sexual Offenders. Contemporary Perspectives in Theory, Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention. Edition No. 1

  • Book
  • 552 Pages
  • July 2020
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5224812

From a rehabilitation series-what works for those who've sexually offended

The Wiley Handbook of What Works with Sexual Offenders is an important addition to the What Works in Offender Rehabilitation handbook series. This handbook specifically looks at the topics of sexual offender theory, assessment, rehabilitation, prevention, policy, and risk management. Current assessment frameworks and intervention programmes are evaluated, with consideration of treatment efficacy.

The handbook provides professionals with an evidence-based approach to the management and rehabilitation of individuals who have sexually offended, while presenting ideas on the prevention of sexual abuse. Concepts and theory behind sexual offender rehabilitation are presented with a focus on how this information can be applied in the development of real-world policies that seek to reduce re-offending.

The Wiley Handbook of What Works with Sexual Offenders also includes discussions from renowned international researchers and clinicians on the empirical findings of treatment effectiveness.

  • Presents theory, research, policy, and practice related to sexual offenses
  • Addresses a full range of topics, such as sexual aggression, structured risk assessment, sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities, and pharmacological treatment of sexual offenders
  • Discusses how conceptual and theoretical material can be used in establishing policy and practice

As an important reference work, this rehabilitation handbook offers material for practitioners, including probation officers, social workers and psychologists. Each handbook within the What Works in Offender Rehabilitation series studies current theory, policy, and practice related to a type of offending.

About the Editors ix

About the Contributors xi

Introduction xvii
Jean Proulx

Part I Theories of Sexual Offenders 1
Jean Proulx, Section Coordinator

1 Theories That Explain Sexual Aggression Against Women 3
Jonathan James and Jean Proulx

2 Theories That Explain the Sexual Abuse of Children 23
Beth Dangerfield, Gaye Ildeniz, and Caoilte O Ciardha

3 A Developmental Life‐Course View of Sexual Offending: Taking Stock of Research on the Life‐Course Development of Antisocial and Criminal Behavior 39
Patrick Lussier and Evan McCuish

4 What Works to Prevent Sexual Violence from a Global Health Perspective 71
Greta Massetti, Laura Chiang, and Beverly Fortson

Part II Assessment of Sexual Offenders 87
Leam A. Craig and Franca Cortoni, Section Coordinators

5 Risk Assessment in Individuals Convicted of Sexual Offenses 89
Martin Rettenberger and Leam A. Craig

6 The Psychometric Assessment of Sexual Aggressors 103
Helen Wakeling

7 Indirect and Physiological Approaches to Assessing Deviant Sexual Interests 123
Kevin L. Nunes and Chloe I. Pedneault

8 Assessing Sadism in Sexual Offenders 139
Tamsin Higgs, Alex Lord, Ewa B. Stefanska, and Derek Perkins

9 Neurobiological Considerations on the Etiological Approach to Sexual Offender Assessment: CAse Formulation Incorporating Risk Assessment-Version 2 (CAFIRA-v2) 153
Leam A. Craig, Martin Rettenberger, and Anthony R. Beech

Part III Management of Sexual Offenders 175
Franca Cortoni and Leam A. Craig, Section Coordinators

10 The Utility of Treatment for Sexual Offenders 177
Liam E. Marshall

11 Contemporary Programs Designed for the Tertiary Prevention of Recidivism by People Convicted of a Sexual Offense: A Review, and the U.K. Perspective 185
Laura Ramsay, Adam J. Carter, and Jamie S. Walton

12 Ensuring Responsive Treatment Options for Male Adults Who Have Sexually Offended 201
Robin J. Wilson, Yolanda Fernandez, and David S. Prescott

13 Pharmacological Treatment of Sexual Offenders 217
Rajan Darjee and Alex Quinn

14 Community Dynamic Risk Management of Persons Who Have Sexually Offended 247
Robin J. Wilson, Jeffrey C. Sandler, and Kieran McCartan

Part IV Special Populations 265
Jean Proulx, Section Coordinator

15 Evidence‐Based Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Adolescents Who Have Engaged in Sexually Abusive Behavior 267
Alex R. Dopp, Cameron M. Perrine, Kathryn E. Parisi, Morgan A. Hill, and Michael F. Caldwell

16 Female Sexual Offenders 279
Franca Cortoni and Georgi Stefanov

17 Sexual Murderers 295
Jean Proulx, Jonathan James, and Tamsin Higgs

18 Online Sexual Offenders: Typologies, Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention 311
Sarah Paquette, Francis Fortin, and Derek Perkins

19 An Evidence‐Based Model of Treatment for People with Cognitive Disability Who Have Committed Sexually Abusive Behavior 327
Matthew C. Frize, Jessica Griffith, Robert Durham, and Catherine Ranson

20 The Role of Major Mental Illness in Problematic Sexual Behavior: Current Perspectives and Controversies 353
Heather M. Moulden, Jeffrey Abracen, Jan Looman, and Drew A. Kingston

21 Noncontact Sexual Offenses 371
Jennifer DeFeo

22 Sadistic Sexual Aggressors 387
Nicholas Longpre, Jean‐Pierre Guay, and Raymond A. Knight

Part V Policy and Prevention 411
Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Section Coordinator

23 Community‐Based Approaches to Sex Offender Management 413
Wayne A. Logan

24 Problem Sexual Behavior: A Review of Youth‐Focused Policies 427
Rebecca Fix, Maggie Ingram, and Elizabeth J. Letourneau

25 International Approaches to the Management of Perpetrators of Sexual Harm Policy: Preventative, Practical, or Political? 441
Kieran McCartan and Katherine Gotch

26 Integrating Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Strategies into Youth‐Serving Organizations 455
Keith Kaufman, Miranda Sitney, Judith Zatkin, Erin McConnell, and Alyssa Glace

27 Youth‐Focused Child Sexual Abuse-Perpetration Prevention Strategies 473
Ryan T. Shields, Daniel B. Rothman, and Elizabeth J. Letourneau

28 Sexual Violence Prevention with Young Adult Males: Considering Gender Inequality in an Ecological Context 489
Christopher T. Allen and Christine A. Gidycz

Index 509 

Franca Cortoni Universite de Montreal, Canada. Jean Proulx International Centre for Comparative Criminology, Montreal, Canada. Leam A. Craig Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd, UK. Elizabeth J. Letourneau