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Alloway, Nola, 1952- Curriculum Corporation (Australia)
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1995
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Salter, Anna C., author.
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1988
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Briggs, Freda author.
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This exceptionally well-researched book is shocking in its content. It is intention is to reveal what is really happening in our society and to spur people into actions to turn this shameful and complex problem around to that abuse stops and healing can begin.
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2012
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Langevin, Ron. Curnoe, Suzanne.
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A sample of 2,286 male sex offenders and paraphilics and 241 nonsex offenders was evaluated for the prevalence of mental retardation and learning disorders, using the full Wechsler IQ scales. The sex offenders were generally of average intelligence, and the mentally retarded were not overrepresented among them, but the learning disordered were. There were no differences among sex offenders and controls in overall IQ or in the percentage of mentally retarded or learning-disordered cases, suggesting that the learning difficulties are not peculiar to sex offenders. There was a bias in referral source, with more mentally retarded, borderline-retarded, and/or learning-disordered cases being referred by the Children's Aid Society, prisons, and the Crown, suggesting that referral source may play a significant role in evaluating intelligence and mental retardation among sex offenders; but the overrepresentation of learning disorders among criminals appears to be a significant phenomenon, regardless of referral source. [(2008) 52 (4) IJOTCC 401]
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2008
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Daversa, Maria T. Knight, Raymond A.
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The study proposed an etiological model for sexually offending behavior against younger victims. In a sample of adolescent sexual offenders (N = 329), it tested whether attachment disruptions, specific maltreatment experiences, or combinations of early abuse experiences played a role in the development of certain unique, core personality traits (i.e., sexual inadequacy, psychopathy, child sexual arousal) that mediate the prediction of sexually coercive behavior. Juvenile sexual offenders were administered the Multidimensional Assessment of Sex and Aggression. In a structural equation model, four significant paths and one minimal path emerged that predicted the preference for younger victims. The model supports the contributory role of emotional abuse (i.e., neglect and antipathy) to the development of the latent variable psychopathy analysis inadequacies and suggests unique features in a subgroup of adolescent child molesters. Thus, this model provides data for the preliminary design of a dimensional model of adolescent sexual coercion against younger children. [(2007) 34 (10) CJB 1313]
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2007
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Laulik, Sarah. Allam, Jane. Sheridan, Lorraine.
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Psychopathology and maladaptive personality functioning are purported to play a significant role in the aetiology of sexual offending (e.g. Ahlmeyer et al., 2003; Murray, 2000). The present study examined whether this applied to those individuals who commit sexual offences against children via the Internet. The sample consisted of 30 Internet sex offenders, all completing mandatory 3-year community rehabilitation orders. Participants were administered the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) and two questionnaires pertaining to demographic characteristics and personal history. Results indicated that Internet sex offenders differed significantly from the normal population on a number of PAI scales, most strikingly: Warmth, Dominance, and Depression. This suggests that Internet offenders may experience deficits in interpersonal functioning and affective difficulties. Significant correlations were also found between hours per week spent accessing indecent images of children and PAI scales assessing Schizophrenia, Borderline Features, Depression, and Warmth. These findings are considered in relation to current empirical research and implications for therapeutic practice and future research are discussed.
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2007
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Howitt, Dennis. Sheldon, Kerry.
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Cognitive distortions are held to contribute to sexual offending against children in a number of theoretical explanations of such crimes. However, not only is there little or no direct evidence in support of the centrality of cognitive distortions in offending but recent research has questioned whether the concept has explanatory power. Cognitive distortions are variously seen as necessary for the offender to offend against children, as post-offending justifications for the offence, or as reflecting distorted patterns in the offender's upbringing. This paper explores the role of cognitive distortions in sex offending by comparing the distortions of contact sex offenders against children with Internet child pornography offenders without contact offences against children. A new cognitive distortions questionnaire was developed which was suitable for administration to Internet offenders who had no contact offences against children as well as being suitable for contact offenders. It was found that some cognitive distortions are frequently agreed with by sex offenders against children whereas others were seldom or never agreed with. Little support was found for earlier typological approaches to the cognitive schema of sex offenders against children. Contrary to the expectation that contact offenders would have more cognitive distortions, it was found that Internet offenders had more cognitive distortions that children are sexual beings. Furthermore, there were no differences in cognitive distortions justifying the offence. However, offenders with a previous history of offending were more likely to admit to cognitive distortions which justify their offending. It is accepted that cognitive distortions are readily recognized in interviews with sex offenders against children. Nevertheless, it is argued that there is a need for new research to stimulate a new understanding of the nature and role of cognitive distortions in sex offending.
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2007
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Kearney, G. E. (George E.) De Lacey, P. R. (Philip Richard) Davidson, G. R. (Graham Robert), 1945-
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Includes many reprints of separately published papers; 1) Mental man and social evolutionary theory - A. Chase & J. von Sturmer; 2) Early psychological studies - G.E. Kearney; 3) Mental tests in delinquents and Australian Aboriginal children - S.D. Porteus; 4) Psychological tests on natives in the north west of Western Australia H.L. Fowler; 5) Intellectual development - D.W. McElwain & G.E. Kearney; 6) Classificatory ability - P.R. De Lacey; 7) The development of conservation - M.M. de Lemos; 8) Piagetian research in Central Australia - P.R. Dasen; 9) Reasoning ability in adopted and fostered Aboriginal children - P.R. Dasen, P.R. De Lacey & G.N. Seagrim; 10) Precausal and paracausal thinking - B. Nurcombe; 11) Cultural deprivation and language deficit - B. Nurcombe & P. Moffitt; 12) Intervention in cultural deprivation P. Moffitt, B. Nurcombe, M. Passmore & A. McNeilly; 13) Psycholinguistic abilities - G. Teasdale & F.M. Katz; 14) Verbal intelligence, operational thinking and environment - P.R. De Lacey; 15) A task analysis approach to language programming - N.W.M. Hart; 16) Language and pictorial representation J.E. Cawte & L.G. Kiloh; 17) Educational variables in integration - J.A. Keats; 18) Attitude change and conflict - J.L.M. Dawson; 19) Marginality, stress and ethnic identification - J.W. Berry; 20) The role of ethnic identification - E. Sommerlad & J.W. Berry; 21) What white Australians think J.S. Western; 22) An index of contact - P.R. De Lacey; 23) Personality factors in the academic success of adolescent girls - B.H. Watts; 24) Value orientation - A.K. Eckermann; 25) Aspirations of children - I.R. Gough, M.M. Josephson, D.M. Justins, J.F. Lodge & N.F. Senior; 26) Cultural identity and mental health - G.N. Bianchi, J.E. Cawte & L.G. Kiloh; 27) Patterns of behaviour disorder among children - B. Nurcombe and J.E. Cawte; 28) The dispensary syndrome; origins of bodily preoccupations and sick role behaviour - G.N. Bianchi, D.W. McElwain & J.E. Cawte; 29) A hunger for stimuli; petrol inhalation - B. Nurcombe, G.N. Bianchi, J. Money, & J.E. Cawte; 30) A sick society - J.E. Cawte; 31) Why we slit the penis - J.E. Cawte; 32) Sex training and traditions - J. Money, J.E. Cawte, G.N. Bianchi & B. Nurcombe; 33) Select bibliography - G.R. Davidson & G.E. Kearney; all readings listed separately in bibliography.
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1973
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Thomas, Terry, 1946-, author.
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"This book seeks to track the origins of sex offender registers, their purpose and the law and policy that underpins them in various parts of the world. Sex offender registers are not really registers at all but a set of 'legal requirements' that fall automatically on a person convicted or cautioned for a designated sexual offence; the term 'register' is a form of shorthand for these requirements, designed to be a contribution to greater public protection and community safety. This book provides the first serious and detailed narrative of the conception and implementation of the sex offender registers. It seeks to do so in a clear and easy to follow text that will be both informed and critical and will also serve as a resource book for those wanting to make further study of the process of registration and monitoring. It looks in detail at the practice of implementing registers and considers questions about their effectiveness in monitoring sex offenders and the implications of someone being on a sex offender register. The book examines the legal challenges to registers and monitoring and the position of registrants in the context of human rights and seeks to place registers and monitoring in the wider context of what is being called the surveillance society. The Registration and Monitoring of Sex Offenders will be key reading for students of criminology and criminal justice, surveillance and human rights and practitioners in criminal justice fields of policing, probation, social work, children's services, the judiciary, prison work and others"
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2011
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