Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Editor(s): David Thornton, D. Richard Laws
Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
Print ISBN: 9780470057810
Online ISBN: 9780470747551
Series Editor(s): Clive R. Hollin, Mary McMurran
About this Book
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.