Understanding the sexual fantasies of sex offenders and their correlates

Bartels, Ross M. and Gannon, Theresa A. (2011) Understanding the sexual fantasies of sex offenders and their correlates. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 16 (6). pp. 551-561. ISSN 1359-1789. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2011.08.002

Abstract

Sexual fantasy is proposed to be an important factor in sexual offending. However, the existing research on this topic suggests that its role is multifaceted and interrelated with various other important factors associated with sexual offending. In this paper, we begin by examining some of the conceptual and definitional issues regarding the term ‘deviant sexual fantasy’. We then discuss the literature relating to sexual fantasies and some of its chief correlates, including: (1) sexual arousal, (2) affective states, (3) personality, and (4) behavior. Throughout the paper we discuss the relevant research and theories; identify possible areas for future research; and offer some suggestions for theoretical development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Sexual fantasy; Sex offending; Deviant fantasy; Sexual arousal; Affect
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Roxy Butcher
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 12:12
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 08:59
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35099 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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