Risk management or goods promotion: The relationship between approach and avoidance goals in treatment for sex offenders

Ward, Tony and Vess, James and Collie, Rachael M. and Gannon, Theresa A. (2006) Risk management or goods promotion: The relationship between approach and avoidance goals in treatment for sex offenders. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 11 (4). pp. 378-393. ISSN 1359-1789. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose that there is a direct relationship between risk management and goods (or goal) promotion in the treatment of sexual offenders. We argue that the causal conditions required to promote specific goods are likely, in turn, to eliminate or modify dynamic risk factors (i.e., criminogenic needs). First, the concepts of risk and goals are briefly discussed and their important dimensions clarified. Second, the relationship between criminogenic needs and goals are analyzed in depth. Third, we further clarify our arguments by focusing on four classes of criminogenic needs recently identified in the sexual offending literature: sexual self-regulation, offense supportive cognitions, level of interpersonal functioning, and general self-management problems. Finally, we conclude the paper with some suggestions for future research and treatment. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: risk management; sex offenders; avoidance goals
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2008 16:36
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 09:12
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4560 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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