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NCJ Number: 68543 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: SEX OFFENDERS - A SYMPOSIUM
Editor(s): J GUNN
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 93
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Special Hospitals Research Unit
London SE5, England
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Special Hospitals Research Unit
119 Camberwell Road
London SE5,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THESE PROCEEDINGS FROM THE FIRST SPECIAL HOSPITALS RESEARCH UNIT (GREAT BRITAIN) SYMPOSIUM FOCUS ON SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND THE RESEARCH ABOUT THEM THAT HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE IN SPECIAL HOSPITALS.
Abstract: TWO PAPERS GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM IN SPECIAL HOSPITALS, THE DIFFICULTIES IN TRYING TO CLASSIFY SEX OFFENDERS, AND THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENSES COMMITTED BY THESE OFFENDERS. THE CRIMINOLOGY OF SEXUAL OFFENDING IS DISCUSSED IN THE CONTEXT OF HOW COURTS REACT TO THE SEX OFFENDER AND WITH REGARD TO THE MAJORITY OF SUCH OFFENDERS WHO NEVER REACH A MEDICAL FACILITY. AN APPROACH TO ASSESSING SEXUAL DEVIANCY IS DESCRIBED THAT INVOLVES EXAMINING PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO PICTURES AND FILMS, WHILE ANOTHER APPROACH DISCUSSED INVOLVES A NEW SEXUAL ORIENTATION ASSESSMENT FORMULA. THE REPERTORY GRID TECHNIQUE FOR INVESTIGATING THE INTERPERSONAL PERCEPTION OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS IS EXPLORED, WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS ON FEMALE PEDOPHILES. CHROMOSOME ABNORMALITIES ARE STUDIED AS THEY OCCUR IN SPECIAL HOSPITAL POPULATIONS. TREATMENT PROGRAMS ARE REPORTED, INCLUDING ONE THAT USES AUTOMATED AVERSION THERAPY, ANOTHER THAT USES A BEHAVIORALLY ORIENTED SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM, AND YET ANOTHER THAT PROPOSES APPLYING SELF-CONTROL TRAINING PROCEDURES TO THE PROBLEM OF MODIFYING SEXUAL INTEREST WITH MALE SEX OFFENDERS. FINALLY, FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED THAT REFLECT ON THE USE OF DRUGS, INCLUDING HORMONES, CYPROTERONE, AND TRANQUILIZERS IN SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT. REFERENCES, GRAPHS, DIAGRAMS, AND FIGURES SUPPLEMENT THE TEXT.
Index Term(s): Aversion therapy; Behavior modification; Child molesters; Chromosomal abnormalities; Drug use; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Hospitals; Medical and dental services; Nonbehavioral correlates of crime; Research; Research methods; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; Sexual behavior
Note: NCJ-68543 ALSO CONTAINS NCJ-68544 THROUGH 68553. SPECIAL HOSPITALS RESEARCH REPORT, N 14
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