By Tony Ward
This finished textual content presents an updated evaluate and critique of present theorising approximately sexual offending. It offers the most important principles underpinning every one idea in a transparent and obtainable demeanour. Theories are carefully verified and evaluated, and their advantages are tested from either a study and a scientific element of view.Importantly, the emphasis is on delivering transparent hyperlinks among concept and perform, and the medical implications of the various theories and views are explicitly mentioned. moreover, a couple of new rules in regards to the aetiology of sexual offending are presented.Theories of Sexual Offending is without doubt one of the few books to attract the entire disparate strands of theorising jointly, and is the one one to obviously hyperlink conception to perform. it is going to be a invaluable source for any expert operating with sexual offenders, corresponding to medical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officials and social staff. it is going to even be of curiosity to scholars of forensic and medical psychology.
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Vulnerability and the Challenge of Adolescence The above discussion makes it clear that according to the integrated theory, adolescence is likely to be a stressful period for vulnerable individuals. This is because adverse early experiences have left these individuals unable to form and 36 THEORIES OF SEXUAL OFFENDING maintain same-sex and opposite-sex relationships.
Speciﬁc Problems When constructing a theory, it is important to ensure that terms used to refer to the core phenomena and their underlying mechanisms are clearly deﬁned and do not overlap to any signiﬁcant degree. Failure to keep terms distinct in meaning can threaten the internal coherence of the theory and run the risk of undermining its overall explanatory depth. Unfortunately, there appears to be some overlap in meaning in the Finkelhor model between the constructs of developmental blockage and emotional congruence.
G. psychodynamic versus behavioural). g. learning theories) may vary greatly in terms of their breadth and degree of detail. g. g. Marshall & Barbaree, 1990). A meta-theoretical framework for classifying theories based on their level of generality of focus, and also upon the extent to which the relevant factors are anchored in both developmental, or contemporary, experiences and processes has been provided by Ward and Hudson (1998a). In this framework, they distinguished between level I (multifactorial), level II (single factor) and level III (micro-level or offence process) theories.
Theories of sexual offending by Tony Ward