This research was supported by a contract with the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities. However, opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the funding agency.
Differential suppression of arousal by sex offenders with intellectual disabilities
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2014
© Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume 47, Issue 3, pages 639–644, Fall 2014
How to Cite
Walker, S. F., Joslyn, P. R., Vollmer, T. R. and Hall, A. (2014), Differential suppression of arousal by sex offenders with intellectual disabilities. Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 47: 639–644. doi: 10.1002/jaba.142
- Issue published online: 27 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 APR 2014
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUL 2013
- Florida Agency for Persons
- sex offenders;
- arousal assessment
Previous research that has evaluated the ability of sex offenders with intellectual disabilities (ID) to suppress sexual arousal has produced mixed results. The current study had 2 purposes: (a) to replicate prior research on arousal suppression by sex offenders with ID and (b) to evaluate whether it is possible for offenders with ID to maintain arousal to nondeviant stimuli while suppressing arousal to deviant stimuli. Both participants were successful in suppressing arousal to deviant stimuli, and 1 participant was successful in maintaining arousal to nondeviant stimuli while suppressing arousal to deviant stimuli.