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Sexual Deviance, Second Edition : Theory, Assessment, and Treatment, Second Edition
Laws, D. Richard and William T. O'Donohue (Eds)
Guilford Publications / Hardcover / 2008-01-01 / 1593856059
Sex Offenders / Gender Studies
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642 pages
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Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this important work provides authoritative scientific and applied perspectives on the full range of paraphilias and other sexual behavior problems. For each major clinical syndrome, a chapter on psychopathology and theory is followed by a chapter on assessment and treatment. Challenges in working with sex offenders are considered in depth. Thoroughly rewritten to reflect a decade of advances in the field, the second edition features many new chapters and new authors. New topics include an integrated etiological model, sexual deviance across the lifespan, Internet offenders, multiple paraphilias, neurobiological processes, the clinician as expert witness, and public health approaches.

Reviews and Endorsements:

“The essential reference work....This is a comprehensive, scholarly, and up-to-date account of the state of the art in both theory and practice....This is a superb and indispensable book for those involved in the field....Essential reading. I will use [it] to inform my assessments and formulations, to guide the advice I give to other agencies, to better consider treatment options, to inform service development, and to prompt and formulate clinical research questions.”

—The British Journal of Psychiatry

“This book is an essential starting point for any forensic practitioner involved in the assessment and treatment of sexual deviance....The editors are frank in their assessment of the current state of the field of sexual deviance and clear in their opinions regarding continuing problems. I sensed the influence of this sober and realistic editorial tone filtering down into the individual chapters, which have a pragmatic orientation....For the less common paraphilias, this book alone will be more than sufficient. For the more common clinical syndromes, such as pedophilia and rape, this book will serve as a useful starting point or a source to turn to for a quick review of up-to-date information. Even for those who have the first edition on the bookshelf, this second edition is recommended. The additional areas covered in this new edition of the book alone will make it worth the purchase price. For those considering this book for the first time, it is highly recommended. The book is a definitive starting point for any review of sexual deviance and paraphilias. I expect that it will replace the first edition as one of the key references in the field of sexual deviance.”

—Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

“The essential reference work....This is a comprehensive, scholarly, and up-to-date account of the state of the art in both theory and practice....Essential reading.”

—The British Journal of Psychiatry

“A comprehensive overview of the sexual disorders found in the DSM-IV-TR....An important contribution to the sexology and forensic literatures. The text is easy to read for those who are not experienced with this literature and therefore provides an important reference guide to clinicians across a number of professional domains.”

—Sex Roles

“This second edition builds nicely on the solid foundation of its predecessor. The book is comprehensive, with an appreciation of the influence of research, theory, practice, culture, and politics. Positive and negative treatment outcomes, as well as areas in which adequate knowledge is currently lacking, are appropriately cited. Laws and O'Donohue recognize the importance of evidence-based understandings, as opposed to uninformed opinions, bias, or fads. This is a worthwhile text for clinicians, researchers, and students interested in learning more about sexual deviance, its possible causes, and potential treatments.”

—Fred S. Berlin, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Founder, Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“This second edition is a welcome contribution for many audiences. Suitable as a text for upper-division and graduate courses in psychology, it is also an excellent resource for practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. No other text captures so well the current state of scientific knowledge on the paraphilias, or points so clearly to the gaps in that knowledge. This book should be required reading for anyone treating patients with sexual deviations, evaluating sex offenders, or formulating public policy about sex offenses.”

—Park Dietz, MD, MPH, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine

“Written by a veritable 'who's who' of international experts, this practical and theoretical resource is a 'must read' for anyone interested in human sexual deviancy. Psychopathologists and legal professionals alike will appreciate chapters devoted to understanding, assessing, and treating individuals with paraphilias, including Internet sex offenders. The many citations will benefit scholars, students, and those needing to prepare for courtroom testimony. The editors' candid appraisal of deficiencies in the current knowledge base, and their sound guidance for the next generation of researchers, enhance the volume's credibility. I wish a book like this had been available 30 years ago when I began my career!”

—Jim Peters, criminal prosecutor, Eagle, Idaho

“The word 'classic' is used all too frequently. In the case of Sexual Deviance, though, it is an apt descriptor. In the decade since the original publication of this important work, it has become an indispensable resource for clinicians, researchers, and law enforcement personnel. This second edition follows in the tradition of the original volume by drawing on a rigorous scholarly approach that comprehensively covers all aspects of sexual deviance. This revision has captured the many developments in the field, and will be invaluable for all those who work with sexual offenders.”

—James R. P. Ogloff, JD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology and Director, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Monash University, Australia

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction, D. Richard Laws and William T. O’Donohue
2. An Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending, Tony Ward and Anthony R. Beech
3. Sexual Deviance over the Lifespan: Reductions in Deviant Sexual Behavior in the Aging Sex Offender, Howard E. Barbaree and Ray Blanchard
4. Exhibitionism: Psychopathology and Theory, William D. Murphy and I. Jacqueline Page
5. Exhibitionism: Assessment and Treatment, John W. Morin and Jill S. Levenson
6. Fetishism: Psychopathology and Theory, Shauna Darcangelo
7. Fetishism: Assessment and Treatment, Shauna Darcangelo, Alana Hollings, and Gabrielle Paladino
8. Frotteurism: Psychopathology and Theory, Patrick Lussier and Lyne Piché
9. Frotteurism: Assessment and Treatment, Richard B. Krueger and Meg S. Kaplan
10. Pedophilia: Psychopathology and Theory, Michael C. Seto
11. Pedophilia: Assessment and Treatment, Joseph A. Camilleri and Vernon L. Quinsey
12. Sexual Sadism: Psychopathology and Theory, Pamela M. Yates, Stephen J. Hucker, and Drew A. Kingston
13. Sexual Sadism: Assessment and Treatment, Drew A. Kingston and Pamela M. Yates
14. Sexual Masochism: Psychopathology and Theory, Stephen J. Hucker
15. Sexual Masochism: Assessment and Treatment, Stephen J. Hucker
16. Transvestic Fetishism: Psychopathology and Theory, Jennifer Wheeler, Kirk A. B. Newring, and Crissa Draper
17. Transvestic Fetishism: Assessment and Treatment, Kirk A. B. Newring, Jennifer Wheeler, and Crissa Draper
18. Voyeurism: Psychopathology and Theory, Michael Lavin
19. Voyeurism: Assessment and Treatment, Ruth E. Mann, Fiona Ainsworth, Zainab Al-Attar, and Margaret Davies
20. Rape: Psychopathology and Theory, Theresa A. Gannon and Tony Ward
21. Rape: Assessment and Treatment, Jo Thakker, Rachael M. Collie, Theresa A. Gannon, and Tony Ward
22. Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified: Psychopathology and Theory, Joel S. Milner, Cynthia A. Dopke, and Julie L. Crouch
23. Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified: Assessment and Treatment, Tamara M. Penix
24. Online Sex Offending: Psychopathology and Theory, Ethel Quayle
25. Online Sex Offending: Assessment and Treatment, David L. Delmonico and Elizabeth J. Griffin
26. Sexual Deviance in Females: Psychopathology and Theory, Caroline Logan
27. Sexual Deviance in Females: Assessment and Treatment, Hannah Ford and Franca Cortoni
28. Multiple Paraphilias: Prevalence, Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment, Peggy Heil and Dominique Simons
29. Sexual Deviance and the Law, Stephen D. Hart and P. Randall Kropp
30. Neurobiological Processes and Comorbidity in Sexual Deviance, Martin P. Kafka
31. Medical Models and Interventions in Sexual Deviance, Don Grubin
32. The Public Health Approach: A Way Forward?, D. Richard Laws

About the Editors:

D. Richard Laws, PhD, is the codirector of the Pacific Psychological Assessment Corporation and the director of Pacific Design Research in Victoria, British Columbia; an adjunct faculty member at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia; and Honourary Professor at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Dr. Laws is past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He is known in the field of sexual deviance for his development of assessment procedures, program development, and evaluation. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in this area, serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and is the editor or coeditor of six previous books.

William T. O’Donohue, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist in Nevada, has been a full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1999. Dr. O’Donohue is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and has served on the board of directors of this organization. Since 1996, he has received over $1.5 million in federal grant monies from sources including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Justice. He has edited over 30 books, coauthored three books, and published more than 100 articles in scholarly journals.


Fiona Ainsworth, MSc, Offending Behavior Programs Unit, Her Majesty's Prison Service, London, United Kingdom

Zainab Al-Attar, PhD, Her Majesty's Prison Wymott, Preston, United Kingdom

Howard E. Barbaree, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anthony R. Beech, DPhil, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ray Blanchard, PhD, Law and Mental Health Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Joseph A. Camilleri, MA, Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Rachael M. Collie, MA, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Franca Cortoni, PhD, School of Criminology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Julie L. Crouch, PhD, Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Shauna Darcangelo, PhD, Department of Psychology, Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, Victoria Regional Program, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Margaret Davies, MSc, Her Majesty's Prison Usk and Prescoed, Usk, United Kingdom

David L. Delmonico, PhD, School of Education, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cynthia A. Dopke, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Crissa R. Draper, BA, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Hannah J. Ford, MPhil, School of Clinical Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Theresa Gannon, DPhil, Department of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

Elizabeth J. Griffin, MA, Internet Behavior Consulting, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Don Grubin, MD, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Newcastle University/Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Stephen D. Hart, PhD, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Margaret Heil, MSW, Clinical Services Department, Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Alana Hollings, PsyD, Community Psychological Resources, Norfolk, Virginia

Stephen Hucker, MD, Law and Mental Health Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Martin P. Kafka, MD, Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Massachusetts

Meg S. Kaplan, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York

Drew Kingston, BA, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

P. Randall Kropp, PhD, Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Richard B. Krueger, MD, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York

Michael Lavin, PhD, private practice, Washington, DC

D. Richard Laws, PhD, Pacific Psychological Assessment Corporation, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Jill S. Levenson, PhD, LCSW, Department of Human Services, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida

Caroline Logan, DPhil, Secure Psychological Services, Mersey Care NHS Trust, Ashworth Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Patrick Lussier, PhD, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Ruth E. Mann, PhD, Offending Behavior Programs Unit, Her Majesty's Prison Service, London, United Kingdom

Joel S. Milner, PhD, Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault, Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

John W. Morin, PhD, Center for Offender Rehabilitation and Education, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

William D. Murphy, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Kirk A. B. Newring, PhD, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Lincoln, Nebraska

William T. O'Donohue, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

I. Jacqueline Page, PsyD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee

Gabrielle M. Paladino, MD, Atascadero State Hospital, Atascadero, California; private practice, Fresno, California

Tamara M. Penix, PhD, Department of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Lyne Piché, PhD, Correctional Service of Canada, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Ethel Quayle, PsychD, Department of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Vernon L. Quinsey, PhD, Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Michael C. Seto, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dominique A. Simons, MA, Colorado Department of Corrections, Canon City, Colorado

Jo Thakker, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Tony Ward, PhD, Department of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Jennifer Wheeler, PhD, private practice, Seattle, Washington

Pamela M. Yates, PhD, Cabot Consulting and Research Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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