9. Sexual Offenses against Adults

  1. Peter Sturmey3 and
  2. Mary McMurran4
  1. Stacey L. Shipley1 and
  2. Bruce A. Arrigo2

Published Online: 24 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch9

Forensic Case Formulation

Forensic Case Formulation

How to Cite

Shipley, S. L. and Arrigo, B. A. (2011) Sexual Offenses against Adults, in Forensic Case Formulation (eds P. Sturmey and M. McMurran), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977018.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Queens College and City University, New York, USA

  2. 4

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    North Texas State Hospital, USA

  2. 2

    University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin5 and
  2. Mary McMurran4

Series Editor Information

  1. 4

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 5

    School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683958

Online ISBN: 9781119977018



  • sexual offenses against adults - forensic case formulation, for adult sex offenders, raping adult victims;
  • sexual assault of adult females;
  • rapists, categorized - behavioral, motivational and cognitive characteristics;
  • adult victimization, one-third of all rapes - occurring in the United States;
  • serial rape typologies, and Kocsis et al. – relevance for psychological profiling of rape;
  • Hazelwood and Burgess (1987) - developing categories into four rapist profiles;
  • third typology, anger-retaliatory rapist - motivated to victimize as extension of anger and rage (Warren et al., 1991);
  • risk assessment for sex offender recidivism - and high risk of reoffending, physical harm to victims;
  • assessment for case formulation - and Mr Smith's relevant history, sexual biography, mental status examination and records review


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Literature Review

  • Assessments

  • Case Formulation

  • Formulation

  • Conclusions

  • References