Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders

Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders

by David Thornton
     
 

New for the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Approaches to the Treatment of Sexual Offenders describes and evaluates the current methods of measuring sexual interest in sex offenders - namely penile plethysmography, the Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest, Affinity 2.1, the Implicit Association Test, the Stroop test and the

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New for the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Approaches to the Treatment of Sexual Offenders describes and evaluates the current methods of measuring sexual interest in sex offenders - namely penile plethysmography, the Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest, Affinity 2.1, the Implicit Association Test, the Stroop test and the polygraph. The book also discusses how established cognitive assessment methods such as the attentional blink and the startle probe reflex can be adapted for use with sex offenders. It therefore brings together in one volume all the latest research and practice in this area, along with critical commentary on the effectiveness of each method.

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From the Publisher
"Thoroton and Laws' edited volume Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual interest in Sexual Offendersis a massively useful brief primer on the variety of methods from experimental cognitive psychology that have been examined in relation to this question." (Psychology & Sexuality, January 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470057841
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/2009
Series:
Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology Series, #39
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,052,109
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
This book provides a comprehensive account of the range of approaches and techniques with which male (and in some cases female) sexual arousal patterns can be assessed. A fundamental read for anyone involved in researching, assessing, or treating sex offenders.
Don Grubin, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Newcastle University

Thornton and Laws' book provides up-to-date and comprehensive information on each technology. Written by authoritative sources, this book is likely to move this field of enquiry forward considerably.
Dr Ruth Mann, Interventions & Substance Misuse Group, National Offender Management Service, England and Wales

This book gives an outstanding overview of current trends in sex offender assessment. Experts in the field deliver insights into novel latency-based testing procedures. The book features chapters on viewing time and choice-reaction time tasks, on modified versions of the Stroop test, on the attentional blink and the startle probe as well as on the implicit association test. Most of these tests originated in cognitive psychological research and are now being fruitfully applied to identify disorders of sexual preference. The exposition is clear and succinct. The book serves as an introduction to and an overview of an exciting new area of research. Within the field of sex offender treatment and assessment, this book will be a highly useful resource for researchers and practitioners alike.
Dr Andreas Mokros, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Regensburg

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