Self-regulation of sex offending, future pathways and the Good Lives Model : applications and problems

Lindsay, William R., Ward, Tony, Morgan, Tom and Wilson, Iris 2007, Self-regulation of sex offending, future pathways and the Good Lives Model : applications and problems, Journal of sexual aggression, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 37-50, doi: 10.1080/13552600701365613.

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Title Self-regulation of sex offending, future pathways and the Good Lives Model : applications and problems
Author(s) Lindsay, William R.
Ward, Tony
Morgan, Tom
Wilson, Iris
Journal name Journal of sexual aggression
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 37
End page 50
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1355-2600
Keyword(s) self-regulation
sex offending pathways
good lives
Summary Two theoretical developments, the Self-Regulation Model of the Offence and Relapse Process and the Good Lives Model, have recently offered promise in the advancement of sex offender treatment. The present paper represents a preliminary attempt to operationalize these theoretical principles by developing a number of practical treatment procedures. We have employed the method of a life map, which traces personal development from birth and which incorporates long-term future projections. This includes all actions, events, incidents and skills (whether positive or negative), which have led to a sense of self-esteem and the development of personal values. These will include risk factors and criminogenic needs which lead to offending as well as positive experiences and self-resources which can be incorporated into a future Good Lives Pathway. Two case illustrations are presented, which demonstrate the way in which all experiences from the past can be incorporated into alternative future pathways. These pathways will include positive self-resources and protective variables which develop into a non-offending future and negative self-resources with risk variables which develop into an offending future. The cases illustrate the way in which GLM and self-regulation pathways can be combined in a robust practical treatment procedure. Practical difficulties inherent in the procedure are also discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13552600701365613
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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