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“I Mean Who Likes Pedophiles”; Psychological Assessments of Men Who Have Sexually Offended. The Assessees’ Experiences (2021)
Journal Article

Pre-sentence psychological assessments of men who have sexually offended can provide useful information regarding an individual’s pathway to offending, risk of recidivism, and treatment needs. The outcome of the assessment can be used in court and ha... Read More about “I Mean Who Likes Pedophiles”; Psychological Assessments of Men Who Have Sexually Offended. The Assessees’ Experiences.

A quantitative analysis of attitudes toward pornography use in secure hospitals: sexual, violent and non-offenders (2019)
Journal Article

Purpose: To investigate the attitudes of staff members in secure hospitals, and the general population toward pornography use and their decision making regarding access to pornography. Methodology: A between participants design was used whereby 324... Read More about A quantitative analysis of attitudes toward pornography use in secure hospitals: sexual, violent and non-offenders.

Delivering an intervention to a young person minimising his harmful sexual behaviour: a practice case study (2018)
Journal Article

Young perpetrators of harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) often minimise the severity of their offending. Whilst there have been mixed findings, the most recent literature suggests offence-specific minimisation increases the risk of sexual recidivism in h... Read More about Delivering an intervention to a young person minimising his harmful sexual behaviour: a practice case study.

The influence of contextual information regarding the breakdown of relationships and perpetrator-target sex composition on perceptions of relational stalking (2018)
Journal Article

The present study examines the influence of prior relationship (with contextual information regarding the breakdown of the relationship) and perpetrator-target sex composition on perceptions of relational stalking. The study employed an experimental... Read More about The influence of contextual information regarding the breakdown of relationships and perpetrator-target sex composition on perceptions of relational stalking.

Perceptions of sex offenders with intellectual disability: a comparison of forensic staff and the general public (2018)
Journal Article

Background. Existing literature suggests that individuals with intellectual disability are not always held accountable for their actions and forensic staff are unlikely to report their sexually harmful behaviour. Method. This research explores how... Read More about Perceptions of sex offenders with intellectual disability: a comparison of forensic staff and the general public.

A qualitative analysis of nonoffending partners’ experiences and perceptions following a psychoeducational group intervention (2017)
Journal Article

The present research is a qualitative study analysing therapeutic letters written by the nonoffending partners of men who have perpetrated child sexual abuse, after completion of a psychoeducational group intervention. It sought to identify themes re... Read More about A qualitative analysis of nonoffending partners’ experiences and perceptions following a psychoeducational group intervention.

“I’m not homosexual or heterosexual, I’m paedosexual”: exploring sexual preference for children using interpretive phenomenology (2017)
Journal Article

Purpose: There is little research that examines the experiences of individuals who were assessed as having a sexual preference for children. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the lived experience of five incarcerated participants who posses... Read More about “I’m not homosexual or heterosexual, I’m paedosexual”: exploring sexual preference for children using interpretive phenomenology.

The Precondition Model as a method for developing understanding of female contact and non-contact sex offending: a single case study (2016)
Journal Article

This research evaluates the use of an established model, typically used for understanding male sex offenders, to understand the behaviour of a female sex offender. The Finkelhor (1984) Precondition Model of offending is used to provide a rare opport... Read More about The Precondition Model as a method for developing understanding of female contact and non-contact sex offending: a single case study.