Social cognition in violent and sexual offending: an overview

Gannon, Theresa A. (2009) Social cognition in violent and sexual offending: an overview. Psychology, Crime & Law, 15 (2-3). pp. 97-118. ISSN 1068-316X. (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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The main aim of this review is to provide a broad overview of social-cognitive theory and research applied to violent and sexual offending behaviour. The review suggests that there is some variation in the adoption of social-cognitive theory and methods to differing offending behaviours. The violent offending literature, for example, has many examples of novel social-cognitive research methods used to examine the cognitions of highly aggressive men while the child sexual offending literature has very few examples of such social-cognitive techniques. The advantages of adopting a social-cognitive perspective to differing offending behaviours is examined and discussed alongside suggestions for future research in the social-cognitive domain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: social-cognitive; violent offender; sexual offender; rapist; child molester
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2009 15:35
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 13:14
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