Theory-Based Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Sexual Aggression

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Oxford University Press, Feb 29, 1996 - Psychology - 264 pages
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Sexual aggression is a pervasive societal problem with devastating and sometimes permanent effects on its victims. Approximately one in four adults has been either a victim or perpetrator of sexually aggressive behavior. Until now, a disproportionate amount of attention has been paid to victim-based methods of prevention with a corresponding lack of emphasis on the perpetrators of sexual aggression, whose rate of recidivism is quite high. As psychologists and mental health professionals turn their attention to the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders, the need for practical, scientifically based information on sexual aggression has become clear. In this book, Gordon Hall offers suggestions based on state-of-the science theory and research. Using the Quadripartite Model of sexual aggression to provide a framework for causes and possible solutions, it breaks new ground by proposing preventive intervention with potential perpetrators. It is a valuable resource for anyone involved in mental health, criminology, and the judicial system.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
I TOWARD A THEORY OF SEXUAL AGGRESSION
19
II THEORYGUIDED ASSESSMENT
73
III THEORYGUIDED TREATMENT
119
IV PREVENTION
159
APPENDIX
195
REFERENCES
209
INDEX
245
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Gordon C. Nagayama Hall is Associate Professor of Psychology at Kent State University. Before coming to Kent State, he worked as a clinical psychologist at the Sex Offender Program at Western Hospital in Fort Steilacoom, Washington. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Psychological Assessment, and his research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Hall is past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues of the American Psychological Association.

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