Sexual Deviance, Second Edition: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment Hardcover – Jan 7 2008
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"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
About the Author
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.
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Dr. Laws commences the book with strong criticism of some of our current research methodologies and practices. Mental health professionals undoubtedly need to exercise more scientific rigor, especially with this hot button topic. A California program for sex offenders was referenced and rigorously critiqued for its shortcomings. Should the California model be adopted as a national standard notwithstanding its obvious lack of demonstrable success?
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