Chapter 12. Psychometric Assessment of Sexual Deviancy in Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities

  1. Leam A. Craig BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, CSci, AFBPsS, EuroPsy, C.Psychol (Forensic) consultant forensic psychologist partner chartered psychologist chartered scientist holder Fellow1,
  2. William R. Lindsay PhD, C.Psychol, FBPsS Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist Professor Visiting Professor2 and
  3. Kevin D. Browne BSc, MSc, MEd, PhD, MI.Biol, AFBPsS, C.Psychol (Forensic) chartered biologist chartered psychologist Consultant3
  1. Leam A. Craig BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, CSci, AFBPsS, EuroPsy, C.Psychol (Forensic) consultant forensic psychologist partner chartered psychologist chartered scientist holder Fellow1 and
  2. William R. Lindsay PhD, C.Psychol, FBPsS Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist Professor Visiting Professor2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665510.ch12

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

How to Cite

Craig, L. A. and Lindsay, W. R. (2010) Psychometric Assessment of Sexual Deviancy in Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities, in Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook (eds L. A. Craig, W. R. Lindsay and K. D. Browne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665510.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd, The Willows Clinic, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, UK

  2. 2

    Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK

  3. 3

    Institute of Work, Health & Organisations (I-WHO), University of Nottingham, International House, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd, The Willows Clinic, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, UK

  2. 2

    Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058381

Online ISBN: 9780470665510

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Keywords:

  • assessing treatment need and deviancy;
  • psychometric assessment of sexual deviancy - in sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities;
  • psychometric testing - measuring psychological construct, accurately and reliably;
  • social and emotional continuum;
  • Vineland's Adaptive Behaviour Scales (VABS);
  • construct of ‘sexual deviancy’ assessment;
  • negative emotional states - anxiety, depression and low self-esteem;
  • sexual deviancy assessment - as construct in sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities;
  • assessment of construct of ‘sexual deviancy’ and Sex Offender Treatment Evaluation Project (STEP) test battery

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Psychometric Principles

  • Alternative Approaches to Assessing Sexual Deviancy in Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Assessment of the Construct of ‘Sexual Deviancy’

  • Assessing Sexual Deviancy as a Construct in Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Conclusions

  • References