Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders: Forensic and Clinical Strategies

Scott Allen Johnson

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July 13, 2006 by CRC Press
Reference - 443 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420006896 - CAT# E7259

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Features

  • Includes information from the authors extensive counseling, clinical, and forensic experience
  • Contains previously unpublished case studies
  • Addresses specific interview and interrogation issues that occur during assessment and treatment
  • Provides detailed descriptions of the cycle of abuse, types of abuse, types of offenders and potential offenders, assessment, and treatment
  • Demonstrates how to collect criminal histories, victim statements, and police reports prior to interviewing the abuser
  • Summary

    Until recently professionals in both investigation and treatment have considered the fields of sexual violence and domestic abuse as separate and distinct. Numerous studies have shown, however, that these fields may not be so neatly pigeonholed as once believed. Statistics indicate that there is an overlap in both the level and type of violence experienced by the victim. Forced sex now appears to be a marker for violence severity, and many women report the scars of psychological abuse as being debilitating long after they have recovered from the physical wounds.

    The first resource of its kind, Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders addresses the similarities between these overlapping fields. Using the Cognitive-Behavioral approach he has found effective in his extensive experience, the author presents issues important to mental health, as well as investigative and forensic professionals when they assess, investigate, and treat abusers and sexual offenders. The book's extremely detailed structure includes information on the psychological, emotional, physical, and sexual facets of the abuse cycle from name-calling to complete psychological deconstruction, rape, and homicide.

    The author offers extensive advice on the differing interview methods relative to interrogation or treatment. The profile of the offender and different types of offenders, the influence of drugs and alcohol, pornography, and genuine mental incapacity such as psychopathology or sociopathology, are just some of the subjects touched on in this exhaustive work.

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