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NCJ Number: 65019 Find in a Library
Title: MEN WHO RAPE - THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE OFFENDER
Author(s): A N GROTH
Corporate Author: Plenum Publishing Corp
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 245
Sponsoring Agency: Plenum Publishing Corp
New York, NY 10013-1576
Sale Source: Plenum Publishing Corp
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013-1576
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOR PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH RAPISTS OR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE, THIS VOLUME EXAMINES THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL FACTORS WHICH PREDISPOSE A PERSON TO REACT TO SITUATIONS AND LIFE EVENTS WITH SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
Abstract: BASED ON OVER 15 YEARS OF EXTENSIVE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE WITH MORE THAN 500 SEXUAL OFFENDERS, THE AUTHOR PROVIDES A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING THE DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORIES, THE LIFE STYLES, AND THE MOTIVATIONS OF MEN WHO RAPE, THE VOLUME OFFERS GUIDELINES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION, DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT, AND TREATMENT OF SUCH OFFENDERS. IT DIFFERENTIATES PATTERNS OF ASSAULT AMONG OFFENDERS AND EXAMINES CLINICAL ASPECTS OF THEIR RAPE BEHAVIOR, SUCH AS THE SELECTION OF THE VICTIM, THE DETERMINATION OF THE SEXUAL ACT, THE OFFENDER'S SUBJECTIVE REACTION DURING THE ASSAULT, THE ROLE OF ALCOHOL, SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION, AND OTHER ISSUES. SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, SUCH AS GANG RAPE, CHILD RAPE, MALE RAPE, AND MARITAL RAPE ARE CONSIDERED, AS WELL AS SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF OFFENDERS, SUCH AS THE ADOLESCENT OFFENDER, THE OFFENDER AGAINST ELDERLY VICTIMS, AND THE FEMALE OFFENDER. FOOTNOTES AND AN INDEX ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Child molesters; Emotional disorders; Homosexuality; Marital problems; Psychological evaluation; Rapists; Sex offenders; Sexual behavior
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