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Experts in rape: evaluating the evidence for a novice-to-expert continuum in the offense behavior and cognition of sexual offenders

Ó Ciardha, Caoilte (2015) Experts in rape: evaluating the evidence for a novice-to-expert continuum in the offense behavior and cognition of sexual offenders. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 20 . pp. 26-32. ISSN 1359-1789. (doi:10.1016/j.avb.2014.12.003)

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Abstract

Despite being over 15 years old researchers have been slow to adopt the competency or expertise perspective advocated by Ward (1999) as a complimentary viewpoint to the dominant deficit model of sexual offending. A growing body of research on the behavioral and cognitive impact of expertise suggests that it is timely to revisit the question of whether individuals can become expert at rape. This review summarizes the key points in Ward’s theory and evaluates the scant research that could lend it support. The expertise perspective is a fertile area for future research and may provide a mechanism for explaining the relationship between explicit and implicit measures of distorted cognition. The review makes suggestions for future research and appraises the clinical implications of considering sexual aggressors as novices or experts.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.avb.2014.12.003
Uncontrolled keywords: Expertise, rape; sexual offending; cognitive distortion; offending behavior
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Depositing User: Caoilte O Ciardha
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 18:32 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43662 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ó Ciardha, Caoilte: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5383-8403
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