Chapter 13. Sex Offending

  1. David A. Crighton Deputy Chief Psychologist visiting Professor Deputy Head Consultant Psychologist past Secretary Treasurer Chief Examiner editorial board member1 and
  2. Graham J. Towl MPhil Chief Psychologist visiting Professor member Head recipient past Chair Treasurer external examiner2

Published Online: 12 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301724.ch13

Psychology in Prisons, Second Edition

Psychology in Prisons, Second Edition

How to Cite

Crighton, D. A. and Towl, G. J. (2008) Sex Offending, in Psychology in Prisons, Second Edition, BPS Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301724.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universities of Aberdeen, London, UK

  2. 2

    Universities of Durham, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160100

Online ISBN: 9781444301724



  • Sexual Offences Act 1967;
  • defining sex offending - facing challenges;
  • convicted sex offenders involved in intervention work;
  • prevalence rates for sex offending;
  • randomised studies into ex-offenders treatment;
  • relapse prevention (RP) group;
  • Sex Offender Aftercare Programme (SOAP);
  • Sex Offender Treatment and Evaluation Project (SOTEP);
  • qualitative studies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prevalence

  • Evidence-Based Interventions

  • Meta-Analyses

  • Qualitative Studies

  • Summary

  • Notes