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Affect, emotions and sex offending

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posted on 2004-06-01, 00:00 authored by K Howells, Andrew Day, S Wright
The role of emotional and other affective states as causes and consequences of sexual offending is emerging as an important area for theoretical analysis and for empirical research. In this paper we focus on whether affective and emotional states serve as causal antecedents for sexual offending. Firstly, we identify five sources of evidence relating to whether emotion is causal. We conclude that the evidence broadly supports the notion that a causal relationship exists, at least for some offenders. We then address attempts to identify mechanisms to explain how such effects are mediated. Finally we discuss the implications of this work for therapeutic interventions with sex offenders.

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Journal

Psychology, crime and law

Volume

10

Issue

2

Pagination

179 - 195

Publisher

Harwood Academic Publishers

Location

Chur, Switzerland

ISSN

1068-316X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2004, Taylor & Francis Ltd.

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