Cognitive distortions in child sex offenders: An overview of theory, research & practice.

Navathe, S. and Ward, T. and Gannon, T.A. (2008) Cognitive distortions in child sex offenders: An overview of theory, research & practice. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 4 (3). pp. 111-122. ISSN 1556-3693. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A great deal of clinical and research attention has been paid to understanding and explaining child sex offenders' social cognition. Cognitive distortions have been implicated as a core feature of child sex offenders' offense supportive cognition. The primary aim of this paper is to critically evaluate the phenomenon of cognitive distortions as currently understood with respect to child sex offenders: it reviews the theoretical and research literature and highlights the implications for clinical practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Cognition, cognitive distortions • child sex offenders • theory • forensic nursing • methodology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 10:57
Last Modified: 06 May 2009 14:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15164 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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