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Internet child pornography : an examination of attachment and intimacy deficits

Armstrong, Janelle Amy Elizabeth. 2009, Internet child pornography : an examination of attachment and intimacy deficits, D.Psych.(Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title Internet child pornography : an examination of attachment and intimacy deficits
Alternative title Offender rehabilitation : consideration of best practice principles and treatment readiness
Author Armstrong, Janelle Amy Elizabeth.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Forensic)
Date submitted 2009
Keyword(s) Child pornography - Psychological aspects
Internet pornography - Psychological aspects
Internet and children
Violent offenders - Rehabilitation
Summary This study found that Internet child pornographers (ICP) reported significantly less optimal attachment than non-offenders, matched child and matched adult sexual offenders. ICP also reported a more negative view of self than non-offenders and the matched sexual offender groups. Finally, the ICP group reported more social avoidance and distress than non-offenders. The portfolio explores the influence of treatment readiness on the best practice principles when working with violent offenders in relation to their assessment, and subsequent treatment recommendations. The importance of treatment readiness and its utility in relation to these principles is highlighted in four case studies.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.4702854678
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027433

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