Chapter 11. Postscript: Steps Towards Effective Assessment of Sexual Interest

  1. David Thornton Ph.D Director Professor Member1 and
  2. D. Richard Laws Ph.D. President2
  1. David Thornton Ph.D Director Professor Member1 and
  2. D. Richard Laws Ph.D. President2

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747551.ch11

Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders

Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders

How to Cite

Thornton, D. and Laws, D. R. (2009) Postscript: Steps Towards Effective Assessment of Sexual Interest, in Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders (eds D. Thornton and D. R. Laws), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747551.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, Mauston, Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Co-Director Pacific Psychological Assessment Corp., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, Mauston, Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Co-Director Pacific Psychological Assessment Corp., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin3 and
  2. Mary McMurran4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    Clinical Division of Psychiatry, University of Leicester, UK

  2. 4

    School of Community Health Sciences, Division of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057810

Online ISBN: 9780470747551

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Keywords:

  • postscript, steps towards effective assessment of sexual interest;
  • new methods to assess sexual interests of sexual offenders;
  • sexual interest, affecting cognitive processing of material;
  • sexual offenders' treatment needs assessment;
  • tasks based on slowing of response, Abel, Affinity, Choice Reaction Time (CRT);
  • applications of Stroop task, showing particular promise;
  • difference in IAT responding - convicted child molesters and non-offenders;
  • number of tasks derived from mainstream social and cognitive psychology

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