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FPSY 6204 Sex Offender Behavior and Treatment: Welcome & Course Readings

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FPSY 6204 Course Readings

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American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Bailey, J.M. (2011). Michael Jackson’s dangerous liaisons. Book Review. Archives of Sexual Behaviors, 40, 1329-1332. doi: 10.1007/s10508-011-9842-1.

Becker, J. & Murphy, W.D., (1998). What we know and do not know about assessing and treating sex offenders. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 4(1), 116-137.

Beech, A.R., & Craig, L.A. (2012). The current status of static and dynamic factors in sexual offender risk assessment. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research, 4(4), 169-185. doi: 10.1108/17596591211270671.

Birgden, A., & Cucolo, H. (2011). The treatment of sex offenders evidence, ethics, and human rights. Sexual abuse: a journal of research and treatment, 23(3), 295-313.

Craig, L. A., Stringer, I., & Moss, T. (2006). Treating sexual offenders with learning disabilities in the community: A critical review. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50(4), 369–390.

De Block, A., & Adriaens, P. R. (2013). Pathologizing sexual deviance: A history. The Journal of Sex Research, 50(3–4), 276–298. doi:10.1080/00224499.2012.738259

DeCou, C.R., Cole, T.T., Rowland, S.E., Kaplan, S.P., & Lynch, S.M. (2014). An ecological process model of female sex offending: The role of victimization, psychological distress, and life stressors. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 27(3), 302-323. doi: 10.1177/1079063214556359

Duwe, G., & Goldman, R. A. (2009). The impact of prison-based treatment on sex offender recidivism evidence from Minnesota. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 21(3), 279-307. doi: 10.1177/1079063209338490.

Elwood, R. W. (2009). Mental disorder, predisposition, prediction, and ability to control: Evaluating sex offenders for civil commitment. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 21(4). 395-411.

Gannon, T.A., Rose, M.R., & Ward, T. (2008). A descriptive model of the offense process for female sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 20(3), 352-374. doi:10.1177/107906320832249.

Hald, G.M., & Malamuth, N.M. (2008). Self-perceived effects of pornography consumption. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37, 614-625. doi: 10.1007/s10508-007-92121

Hanson, K., Helmus, L., & Thornton, D. (2010). Predicting recidivism amongst sexual offenders: A multi-site study of static-2002. Journal of Law and Human Behavior, 34, 198-211. doi: 10.1007/s10979-009-9180-1.

Hanson, R.K. & Morton-Bourgon, K.E. (2005). The characteristics of persistent sexual offenders: A meta-analysis of recidivism studies. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(6), 1154-1163.

Hensel, D.J. & Fortenberry. J.D. (2014). Life-span sexuality through a sexual health perspective. In D.L. Holman, L.M. Diamond, J.A. Bauermeister, W.H. George, J.G. Pfaus, L.M. Ward. (Eds.). APA handbook of sexuality and psychology, Vol 1. Person-based approaches (pp. 385-413). Washington, DC.: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/14193-013

Hilton, D.L., Watts, C. (2011). Pornography addiction: A neuroscience perspective. Surgical Neurology International, 2(19).

Jackson, R. & Hess, D.T. (2007). Evaluating sex offenders for civil commitment: A survey of experts. Sexual abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 21(4), 425-448.

Kingston, D.A., Yates, P.M., & Firestone, P. (2012). The self-regulation model of sexual offending: Relationship to risk and need. Law and Human Behavior, 36(3), 215-224. doi:10.1037/h0093960

Levenson, J. S., Prescott, D. S., & Amora, D. A. (2010). Sex offender treatment consumer satisfaction and engagement in therapy. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 54(3), 307-326.

Lindsay, W.R. (2002). Research and literature on sex offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 46(1), 74-85.

Lord, A., & Perkins, D. (2014). Assessing and treating sexual offenders with mental disorders. Journal of Forensic Practice, 16(2), 94-109. doi: 10.1108/JFP-02-2013-0012.

Marotta, P.L. (2017). A systematic review of behavioral interventions for sex offenders with intellectual disabilities. Sexual Abuse: A journal of research and Treatment, 29(2), 148-185. doi:10.1177/1079063215569546.

Marshall, W.L., & Marshall, L.E. (2012). Integrating strength-based models in the psychological treatment of sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 4(1), 53-58.

McGrath, R.J., Lasher, M.P., & Cumming, G.F. (2012). The sex offender treatment intervention and progress scale (SOTIPS): Psychometric properties and incremental predictive validity with Static-99R. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 24(5), 431-458. doi: 10.1177/1079063211432475.

McGrath, R.J., Lasher, M.P., Cumming, G.F., Langton, C.M., & Hoke, S.E. (2013). Development of Vermont assessment of sex offender risk-2 (VASOR-2) re-offense risk scale. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 26(3), 271-290. doi: 10.1177/1079063213486936.

McLawsen, J. E., Scalora, M. J., & Darrow, C. (2012). Civilly committed sex offenders: A description and interstate comparison of populations. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 18(3), 453.

Mercado, C.C. (2012). Is that ‘normal’ behavior?. Monitor on Psychology. 43(11). 25. Retrieved from

Merdian, H.L., Curtis, C., Thakker, J., Wilson, N., & Boer, D.P. (2013). The three dimensions of online child pornography offending. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 19(1), 121-132. doi: 10.1080/13552600.2011.611898

Meridian, H.L., Moghaddam, N., Boer, D.P., Wilson, N., Thakker, J., Curtis, C., & Dawson, D. Fantasy-driven versus contact-driven users of child sexual exploitation material: Offender classification and implications for their risk assessment. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 1-24. doi: 10.1177/1079063216641109

Miller, J. A. (2010). Sex offender civil commitment: The treatment paradox. California Law Review, 2093-2128.

Navarro, J.N., & Jasinski, J.L. (2015). Demographic and motivation differences among online sex offenders by type of offense: An exploration of routine activities theories. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24(7), 753-771. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2015.1077363

Schmucker, M., & Losel, F. (2015). The effects of sexual offender treatment on recidivism: An international meta-analysis of sound quality evaluations. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 11, 597-630. doi: 10.1007/s11292-015-9241-z.

Seto, M.C. (2012). Is pedophilia a sexual orientation? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 231-236. doi: 10.1007/s10508-011-9882-6

Sheehan, P., & Ware, J. (2012). Preparing sex offenders for treatment: A preliminary evaluation of a preparatory program. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 4(2), 3-11.

Storey, J.E., Watt, K.A., Jackson, K.J., & Hart, S.D. (2012). Utilization and implications of the static-99 in practice. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 24(3), 289-302. doi: 10.1177/1079063211423943.

Vandiver, D.M. (2006). Female sex offenders: A comparison of solo offenders and co-offenders. Violence and Victims, 21(3), p. 339-354.

Ward, T., & Beech, A. (2006). An integrated theory of sexual offending. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 11, 44-63. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2005.05.002

Webb, L., Craissati, J., Keen, S. (2007). Characteristics of internet child pornography offenders: A comparison with child molesters. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 19, 449-465. doi: 10.1007/s11194-007-9063-2

Wijkman, M., Bijleveld, C., & Hendriks, J. (2010). Women don’t do such things! Characteristics of female sex offenders and offender types. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 22(2), 135-156. doi: 10.1177/1079063210363826

Winters, G.M. & Jeglic, E.L. (2016). I knew it all along: The sexual grooming behaviors of child molesters and hindsight bias. Journal of sexual abuse. 25 (1), 20-36. doi: 10.1080/105387.2015.1108945.

Wright, P.J. (2013). U.S. males and pornography, 1973–2010: consumption, predictors, correlates. Journal of Sex Research, 501(1), 60-71. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2011.628132

Wright, P.J., Bae, S., & Funk, M. (2013). United States women and pornography through four decades: Exposure, attitudes, behaviors, individual differences. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42 (7), 1131-1144. doi: 10.1007/s10508-013-0116

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