Chapter 11. Presumed Links: An Attachment-Driven Pathway to Sexual Abuse

  1. Phil Rich EdD, MSW

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713556.ch11

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) Presumed Links: An Attachment-Driven Pathway to Sexual Abuse, 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.ch11

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:

  • presumed links;
  • attachment-driven pathway;
  • sexual abuse;
  • attachment deficit;
  • social skills and social competence

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Social Incompetence and Close Relationships

  • Operational Difficulties

  • Difficulties in Measurement

  • Evidence of Attachment Differences

  • Linking Attachment Deficits to Juvenile Sexual Abuse

  • From Attachment Deficit to Sexual Offense

  • Dysfunctional Pathways to Sexually Abusive Behavior

  • Disorganized Attachment as a Proposed Cause

  • Problems With the Disorganized Hypothesis

  • Attachment and Adolescent Sexuality

  • Conclusion: Evidence Of Attachment-Driven Sexual Abuse