Tackling child sexual abuse (3/5): Harmful sexual behavior in children

Juliet Grayson addresses the challenging problems facing children who commit a sexual offence in the third of five blogs. There is an abuser for every victimized child. It is possible for the abuser to be a kid. During the curious years of childhood, it is crucial to think about what constitutes hazardous sexual activity and to evaluate the warning signs that may point to the need for professional assistance. HSB is a dual notion that can be both detrimental to the child perpetrator and hurtful to the victim. HSBs are typically recognized as behaviors or conversations that are inappropriate for the person’s age or developmental stage and may involve one child dominating the other due to superior intelligence or physical prowess. What does this mean for an adult then? figuring out what is good and what is not, and acting quickly, such as seeking early treatment, because children are the future’s adults, and it is our duty to give them effective therapeutic support to prevent them from turning into serial offenders.


Internet safety guide for people with autism spectrum disorder

People who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceive the world differently from those who do not. As a result, individuals with ASD may use the internet in a different way than normal users and as a matter of fact, may face various online dangers. This article is focused on a guidebook that is designed to teach autistic people (and their parents, family, friends, and carers) about the hazards associated with using the internet and how to reduce those risks. However, it also highlights the advantages to demonstrate how internet use and enjoyment are safe and secure for autistic persons.


Protecting your child on the Internet: A guide for parents

It discusses the preventative measures that may be taken to safeguard kids from harmful information, cyberbullying, mobile obsession, and sexual predators. Some of these safety measures include using smart TVs and streaming material, keeping an eye on kids’ behavior, Install an ad blocker so that children won’t be exposed to misleading advertising that tempts them to download harmful software.


Banning conversion therapy consultation

It discussed some warnings of unintended harms (the idea that changing one’s sexual orientation is universally undesirable, as well as the idea that gender ascription and sexual orientation are innate) in the consultation’s formulation as a result of its “blindness” to the issue of paedophilia. It also presented some suggested modifications like government acknowledging that sexual orientation is not innate, or is only partially innate, as well as government acknowledging the distinction between gender and sexual orientation.

2016 Intimate attractions and sexual misconduct in the therapeutic relationship: Implications for socially just practice

Despite the fact that there is controversy on the relevant ethical rules, sexually intimate behavior between psychologists and their customers, mentors, and students poses a severe challenge within psychological and allied fields. For those involved, the negative effects are frequently wide and nuanced. In addition, clients from marginalized backgrounds may be more susceptible to therapist exploitation as a result of wider power gaps. This conversation focuses on how the therapeutic alliance and its applicability to minority communities have implications for training, monitoring, and practice. Suggestions were put forward to assist practitioners in differentiating between sexual desires and intimate behaviors and dealing with them in an ethical, socially just manner. A deeper comprehension of these problems might also be helpful to clients.

2015 The relationship between mental disorder and recidivism in sexual offenders

The significance of mental illness as a risk factor for violence has been contested, with substantial consequences for clinical treatment and mental health policy. Although this relationship has lately been called into doubt in relation to sexual offenders, mental health diagnoses often have no effect on recidivism in offender samples. In the current, prospective analysis, the significance of various mental health diagnoses and pertinent co-morbidity is evaluated as predictors of various types of recidivism in two different samples of sexual offenders who were followed up to 27 years in the community. According to the findings, neither on their own nor in multivariate categories did mental health diagnoses predict recidivism, albeit comorbid drug use disorders and a few personality disorders did exhibit some construct power.

2015 Restorative justice, offender rehabilitation and desistance

The conceptual differences between rehabilitation, restorative justice, and desistance conceptions of criminal offender cessation are examined in this essay. The main goal of this discussion is to consider the role and usefulness of a restorative model as a recidivism reduction tool. Over the past twenty years or so, theoretical and empirical study has concentrated on restorative justice, a novel, inclusive approach to dealing with crime. Although the practice side of RJ is progressing significantly, there are still some conceptually ambiguous areas in the way the model(s) are developed. The absence of integration with the field of correctional rehabilitation and, to a lesser extent, desistance theories and research, are persistent issues. The three sets of concepts were linked in this study in a way that upholds the integrity and worth of each viewpoint while also recognizing that each has its own “natural” bounds and application areas

Being sexually attracted to minors: Sexual development, coping with forbidden feelings, and relieving sexual arousal in self-identified pedophiles

This article tries to shed more light on pedophilic attraction, risk, and protective variables for offence in nonclinical paedophiles. A few participants were asked questions on their sexuality, coping mechanisms, and sexual self-regulation. Many participants had psychological issues as a result of finding it difficult to admit their early-stage paedophilia. Additionally, many people committed sex crimes when they were adolescents and still coming to terms with their emotions. Early identification of risk variables and the beginning of remedies appear crucial in deterring crime. Additionally, findings imply that increasing paedophilia awareness and giving paedophiles social support and control can reduce the chance of offending.

Does GPS improve recidivism among high risk sex offenders? Outcomes for California’s GPS pilot for high risk sex offender parolees

One of the most contentious aspects of current correctional policy has been the supervision and monitoring of sex offenders. Due to the horrifying crimes committed by sex offenders, the public has called for increased levels of offender scrutiny. However, critics point to recent legislation that imposes onerous housing restrictions along with public reprimands that prevent many offenders from successfully reentering society. In contrast to the surveillance and monitoring provided by specialized sex offender caseloads, the current study tests the effectiveness of GPS tracking for high risk sex offender parolees. GPS sex offenders were marginally less likely to abscond and be found guilty of failing to register than non-GPS offenders, demonstrating relative success in achieving two purposes of sex offender legislation: knowing where sex offenders are and ensuring they are registered. Furthermore, GPS offenders were less likely to be charged with a brand-new criminal offence; nevertheless, there was no discernible changes in the nature of brand-new criminal offences.

2014 Antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction

In the general population, both sexual dysfunction and depression are prevalent. It is possible for them to negatively affect one another in both directions when they coexist. Although no medication can be totally blamed for causing sexual dysfunction, serotonergic drugs like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and are mostly often linked to antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction. Long-term treatment compliance could be jeopardized, which could have negative effects. Different psychological and pharmaceutical techniques, such as the sporadic use of sildenafil, may provide some relief.