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An exploratory evaluation of the Ward and Hudson Offending Pathways model with sex offenders who have intellectual disability

Langdon, Peter E., Maxted, Helen, Murphy, Glynis H. (2007) An exploratory evaluation of the Ward and Hudson Offending Pathways model with sex offenders who have intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 32 (2). pp. 94-105. ISSN 1366-8250. (doi:10.1080/13668250701364686)

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Abstract

Background It was predicted that offenders with intellectual disability ( ID) categorised according to Ward & Hudson's ( 1998b) self- regulation theory as having an Approach goal would have higher levels of distorted cognitions, less victim empathy, and a history of more prolific offending compared to those with an Avoidant goal. Offenders categorised as having a Passive strategy were hypothesised to have lower levels of general intellectual functioning, and more known offences and convictions compared to those with an Active strategy.

Conclusions The findings provide partial support for the usefulness of the Offending Pathways model in understanding the sexual offence processes of men with ID. The difficulties with this study are further discussed, together with the theoretical implications

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13668250701364686
Uncontrolled keywords: sexual offending pathways; self-regulation; intellectual disability; learning disability; sex offenders; child molesters; cognitive distortions; victim empathy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: P. Langdon
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:26 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 04:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2060 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Murphy, Glynis H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7817-5861
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