Theories of Sexual Offending

Theories of Sexual Offending
Tony Ward, Devon Polaschek, Anthony R Beech
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h244 x 172mm - 390pg
7 Oct 2005 US
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This comprehensive text provides an up-to-date review and critiqueof current theorising about sexual offending. It presents the keyideas underpinning each theory in a clear and accessible manner. Theories are rigorously tested and evaluated, and their merits areexamined from both a research and a clinical point of view. Importantly, the emphasis is on providing clear links betweentheory and practice, and the clinical implications of the differenttheories and perspectives are explicitly discussed. In addition, anumber of new ideas about the aetiology of sexual offending arepresented. Theories of Sexual Offending is one of the fewbooks to draw all of the disparate strands of theorising together,and is the only one to clearly link theory to practice. It will bea valuable resource for any professional working with sexualoffenders, such as clinical and forensic psychologists,psychiatrists, probation officers and social workers. It will alsobe of interest to students of forensic and clinical psychology.
Tony ward, PhD, DipClinPsyc, is a clinical psychologist by trainingand has been working in the clinical and forensic field since 1987. He was formerly Director of the Kia Marama Sexual Offenders' Unitat Rolleston Prison in New Zealand, and has taught both clinicaland forensic psychology at Victoria, Canterbury, and MelbourneUniversities. He is currently the Director of Clinical Training atVictoria University of Wellington. Professor Ward' s researchinterests fall into five main areas: rehabilitation models andissues; cognition and sex offenders; the problem behavior processin offenders; the implications of naturalism for theoryconstruction and clinical practice; and assessment and caseformulation in clinical construction and clinical practice; andassessment and case formulation in clinical psychology. He haspublished over 110 research articles, chapters and books. Theseinclude Remaking Relapse Prevention, with D. R. Laws and S. M. Hudson(Sage, 2000) and the Source book of Treatment Programs for SexualOffenders, with W. l. Marshall, Y. A. Fernandez, and S. M. Hudson(Plenum, 1998). Email: Tony. Ward@vuw. ac. nz Devon Polaschek, PhD, DipClinPsyc, is a senior lecturer incriminal justice psychology at Victoria University of Wellington,New Zealand, and former Director of Clinical tr5aining. herresearch interests include (a) offence processes of rapists andviolent offenders, (b) cognition in and cognitive-experimentalresearch with violent and sexual offenders, and (c) offenderrehabilitation theory and evolution. She is also a researchConsultant to the Violence Prevention Unit at Rimutaka Prison, nearWellington. Email: Devon. Polaschek@vuw. ac. nz. Anthony Beech, DPhil, BSc, is professor in criminologicalpsychology in the School of Psychology at the University ofBirmingham and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Overthe last 10 years he has been the lead researcher of the STEP (SexOffender Treatment Evaluation Project) team. Here he has beeninvolved in treatment evaluation and the development of systems tolook at treatment need and treatment change in sex offenders. thiswork is regarded as having a major influence on assessment andtreatment in the UK. he has written widely on the topi8cs ofassessment and treatment of sexual offenders, and other relatedsubjects. Email: a. r. beech@bham. ac. uk.

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