Chapter 1. The Relationship of Attachment to Juvenile Sexual Offending

  1. Phil Rich EdD, MSW

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713556.ch1

Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders

Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders

How to Cite

Rich, P. (2005) The Relationship of Attachment to Juvenile Sexual Offending, in Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470713556.ch1

Author Information

  1. Clinical Director, Stetson School, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091067

Online ISBN: 9780470713556

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Keywords:

  • attachment theory;
  • multidimensional construct;
  • attachment experiences;
  • attachment strategies;
  • attachment patterns

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Attachment in the Adolescent

  • The Link Between Research and Theory

  • Three Risks in Assessing Attachment in Juvenile Sexual Offenders

  • A Working Definition of Attachment

  • The Limitations of Attachment Theory

  • The Limitations of Studies in Adult Attachment

  • Resolving the Limitations: The Internal Working Model

  • The Constellation of Human Experience

  • The Internal Working Model: The Subject of Evaluation and Treatment

  • Attachment and the Pathway to Sexually Abusive Behavior

  • Conclusion: The Limitations and Utility of the Theory