Exploring and assessing the current sexual interest of men who have committed sexual and non-sexual violent offences
AbstractAssessing current sexual interest in men who have committed sexual offence can be somewhat problematic, particularly in relation to those who are serving probation, where disclosing offence-related sexual interest may lead to a serious penalty (eg incarceration). This chapter describes the Current Sexual Interest Measure (CSIM) and how it was used to assess men serving their sentence in the community in Texas, USA; comparing them to two groups of men in custody in the United Kingdom. Those serving their sentence in the UK included a group of men who had been convicted of sexual offences, as well as a group of men convicted of violent offences to provide contrasting data. Both groups of men were participating in therapy in a prison-based therapeutic community and so possible effects on the data are considered. In addition, data were collected from men in a lower-security prison to provide further contrast.
CitationAkerman, G., Hardy, J., & Hamilton, P. (2020). Exploring and assessing the current sexual interest of men who have committed sexual and non-sexual violent offences. In Akerman, G., Perkins, D., & Bartels, R. (Eds.). Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429287695
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