Sex Offenders Identification, Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Legal Issues

ISBN-10: 0195177045
ISBN-13: 9780195177046
Edition: 2009
List price: $79.00
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Description: This comprehensive reference by nationally recognized experts provides an interdisciplinary overview of existing knowledge about sex offenders. It provides in-depth coverage of the problem of identification, risk assessment and management,  More...

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Book details

List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

This comprehensive reference by nationally recognized experts provides an interdisciplinary overview of existing knowledge about sex offenders. It provides in-depth coverage of the problem of identification, risk assessment and management, treatment, and legal solutions. It seeks to ensure public safety while at the same time maintaining medical integrity and respect for due process. The book is intended for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and researchers who work with sexoffenders, as well as attorneys, members of the judiciary, and policymakers.

Contributors
Introduction
Perspectives on Sex and Normality
Phenomenology of Paraphilia: Lovemap Theory
Neurobiology/Neuropsychology
Neuropsychological Findings in Sex Offenders
The Neurobiology of Sexual Behavior and the Paraphilias
Assessment and Diagnosis
Violence Risk Assessment
The Use of Actuarial Risk Assessment Instruments in Sex Offenders
Laboratory Measurement of Penile Response in the Assessment of Sexual Interests
Visual Reaction Time: Development, Theory, Empirical Evidence, and Beyond
Mental Illness and Sex Offending
The Assessment of Psychopathy and Response Styles in Sex Offenders
The Role of Personality Disorder in Sexual Offending
Treatment
Psychological Treatment of Sexual Offenders
Orchiectomy
Pharmacological Treatment of Paraphilic Sex Offenders
Juveniles
Forensic Evaluations of Juvenile Sex Offenders
Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Epidemiology, Risk Assessment, and Treatment
Juveniles Who Sexually Offend: Psychosocial Intervention and Treatment
Special Populations
Substance Abuse and Sexual Offending
Female Sexual Offenders
Professionals Who Are Accused of Sexual Boundary Violations
Stalking
Child Pornography and the Internet
Sexual Abuse by Clergy
Manifestations of Sexual Sadism: Sexual Homicide, Sadistic Rape, and Necrophilia
Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Who Sexually Offend
Forensics
Forensic Considerations
Sexual Predator Laws and their History
Community-Based Management of Sex Offenders: An Examination of Sex Offender Registries and Community Notification in the United States and Canada
Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Sex Offenders
Commentary
Index

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