Affect, emotions and sex offending

Howells, Kevin, Day, Andrew and Wright, Steven 2004, Affect, emotions and sex offending, Psychology, crime and law, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 179-195, doi: 10.1080/10683160310001609988.

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Title Affect, emotions and sex offending
Author(s) Howells, Kevin
Day, Andrew
Wright, Steven
Journal name Psychology, crime and law
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Start page 179
End page 195
Publisher Harwood Academic Publishers
Place of publication Chur, Switzerland
Publication date 2004-06
ISSN 1068-316X
Keyword(s) affect
sex offenders
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10683160310001609988
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2004, Taylor & Francis Ltd.
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