Sexual Offending against Children: Assessment and Treatment of Male Abusers

By Tony Morrison; Marcus Erooga et al. | Go to book overview

Introduction

Male sexual offending against children is a serious and widespread problem in this country, the vast majority of which still goes unreported. The effects of sexual abuse on children are both enduring and damaging. The causes of offending are complex, resulting from a combination of interpersonal, environmental and societal factors. However, the premise of this book is that males who sexually assault children are responsible for their behaviour and must be held accountable for their actions.

The time is past when we can count child molesters as harmless fondlers and rapists as innocently misunderstanding the victim’s intent, or when we can see the victims as wilfully neglectful or actively seductive. Such excuses for inaction as a society do not withstand even the most casual scrutiny.

(Marshall et al., 1989)

Increasing recognition of the need for action since the mid-1980s has led to a rapid expansion of both professional and public interest in how to deal with sex offenders and has galvanised professional energy into trying to develop effective intervention and treatment of sexually abusive behaviour.

British practitioners and managers have, however, to a great extent remained dependent on North American literature. Valuable though such work is, and will continue to be, it addresses a very different cultural, judicial and service delivery context. The rapid expansion of British practice has made more urgent the need for a text such as this in order to reflect the development, achievement and challenges of practice in the UK. In many ways this book is part of the ‘coming of age’ of British practice.

The book has primarily been written for practitioners and clinicians from a range of disciplines, as well as for managers wishing to inform themselves about practice and the needs of their staff. It will also be of value to students and teachers involved in professional training and those

-xvii-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Sexual Offending against Children: Assessment and Treatment of Male Abusers
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • Acknowledgements xvi
  • Introduction xvii
  • Glossary xx
  • 1 - Adult Sex Offenders 1
  • 2 - Context, Constraints and Considerations for Practice 25
  • 3 - Assessment of Sex Offenders 55
  • 4 - Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment of Sex Offenders 80
  • 5 - Groupwork with Men Who Sexually Abuse Children 102
  • 6 - The Management of Sex Offenders in Institutions 129
  • 7 - Adolescent Sexual Abusers 146
  • 8 - Parent, Partner, Protector 178
  • 9 - Where the Professional Meets the Personal 203
  • Conclusion 221
  • Appendix - Appeal Court Guidelines on Sentencing in Cases of Incest 225
  • Bibliography 227
  • Index 240
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 258

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.