A Descriptive Model of the Offense Process for Female Sexual Offenders

Gannon, Theresa A. and Rose, Mariamne R. and Ward, Tony (2008) A Descriptive Model of the Offense Process for Female Sexual Offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 20 (3). pp. 352-374. ISSN 1573-286X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Although considerable efforts have been made to develop and validate etiological models of male sexual offending, no theory is available to guide research or practice with female sexual offenders (FSOs). In this study, the authors developed a descriptive, offense process model of female sexual offending. Systematic qualitative analyses (i.e., grounded theory) of 22 FSOs' offense interviews were used to develop a temporal model documenting the contributory roles of cognitive, behavioral, affective, and contextual factors in female sexual abuse. The model highlights notable similarities and divergences between male and female sexual offenders' vulnerability factors and offense styles. In particular, the model incorporates male co-offender and group co-offender influences and describes how these interact with vulnerability factors to generate female sexual offending. The gender-specific research and clinical implications of the model are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: female sexual offenders; offense chain model; grounded theory; treatment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 11:34
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 13:20
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15172 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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