Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research and by Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward, Anthony R. Beech, Dawn Fisher

By Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward, Anthony R. Beech, Dawn Fisher

The ebook focuses particularly on competitive offenders and is split into components. half I bargains with sexual abusers while half II is worried with violent offenders. every one half discusses idea, newest learn and remedy comparable details. Emphasis is put on discussing cognition in context i.e. choosing the criteria impacting upon and on the topic of offenders’ cognition.

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434) and this was found to be significantly less evident in violent offenders and rapists (who predominantly exhibited schemas of “grievance/revenge” and “suspicious hostility to women” respectively). In discussing their findings, Milner and Webster relate the apparent importance of a “sense of worthlessness” to literature that has reported the presence of low self-esteem in child sexual abusers. Specifically they suggest that low self-esteem may be the factor that underlies this finding; however, they note that low self-esteem has also been found in other types of offenders.

Suggest that during their childhoods, boys are typically exposed to a wide range of stimuli that may be associated with deviant sexual interests. However, most boys learn to control such responses and limit them to stimuli that would ordinarily be considered erotic by the majority of people in their society. In other words, the process by which boys’ sexual fantasies and sexual responses develop is strongly influenced by societal norms and societal expectations. According to Abel and colleagues, for some unidentified reason, this shaping process does not occur in some men, resulting in the manifestation of deviant arousal.

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