Theory-Based Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Sexual Aggression
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Theory-Based Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Sexual Aggression

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Sexual aggression is a pervasive societal problem in that approximately one in four adults have been either victims or perpetrators of sexually aggressive behaviour. In this book, suggestions are offered for effective assessment and treatment of sexual aggressions based on state-of-the-science theory and research. Hall and Hirschman's Quadripartite Model Sexual Aggression, which suggests that physiological sexual arousal, cognitive distortions, and developmentally related personality problems as motivational variables for sexually aggressive behaviour, provides the unifying theoretical framework for the book. Clinical approaches relevant for sexually aggressive behaviour both against adults and against children are discussed. This book breaks new ground by proposing preventive interventions with potential perpetrators of sexual aggression.show more

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  • Hardback | 262 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.1mm | 656.9g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 019509039X
  • 9780195090390

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Sexual aggression is a pervasive societal problem with devastating and sometimes permanent effects on its victims. Approximately one in four adults have been either victims or perpetrators of sexually aggressive behavior. Until now a disproportionate amount of attention has been paid to victim-based methods of prevention with a corresponding lack of emphasis on the perpetrators of sexual aggression, whose rate of recidivism is quite high. As psychologists and mental health professionals turn their attention to assessment and treatment of sexual offenders, the need for practical, scientifically based information on sexual aggression has become clear. In this book, Gordon Hall offers suggestions based on state-of-the-science theory and research. Using the quadripartite model of sexual aggression to provide a framework for causes and possible solutions, it breaks new ground by proposing preventive intervention with potential perpetrators. The book is a valuable resource for anyone involved in mental health, criminology, and the judicial system.show more

Review quote

"One of this book's important contributions is the review of treatment options for sex offenders. . . . Hall. . .challenges professionals to search for treatments that will give offenders sufficient self-control and self-monitoring abilities for a safer re-entry into society."--The Journal of Sex Research"A wide audience will obtain a comprehensive review of the state of the art in sexual aggression research and treatment form Hall's book. The volume is easily accessible to psychologists generally and will be of interest to sexual aggression researchers and clinicians alike....The discussion of treatment effectiveness is excellent."--Contemporary Psychologyshow more

About Gordon C. Nagayama Hall

Gordon C. Nagayama Hall is Associate Professor of Psychology at Kent State University. Before coming to Kent State, he worked as a clinical psychologist at the Sex Offender Program at Western Hospital in Fort Steilacoom, Washington. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Psychological Assessment, and his research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Hall is past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues of the American Psychological Association.show more

Table of contents

PART I: TOWARD A THEORY OF SEXUAL AGGRESSION; PART II: PREDICTING SEXUALLY AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR; PART III: THEORY-GUIDED TREATMENT; PART IV: PREVENTIONshow more