2007 Literature update: Paraphilia

In order to treat convicted sex offenders in the community, Avon Probation Service runs a group, which is described in this essay. 63 men joined the group over the course of the study, and of the 55 men who departed during that time, 65% had not committed a new offence by the time it was over. This led to the statement that long-term support for offenders would help things even more positively.

2007 Issues in the assessment and treatment of male sex offenders with mild learning disabilities

Using the framework of the cognitive-behavioral approach, which predominates the specialized psychological literature, this research highlights some of the challenges involved in the assessment and treatment of male sex offenders with mild learning disabilities

Cognitive distortions and blame attribution among pedophiles

It examined many perspectives on the cognitive illusions used by child predators, such as the idea that having sex with an adult is a good method to teach a youngster about sex even if the child doesn’t physically refuse the adult’s advances. In summary, it is found that pedophiles are more likely to blame their sex crime on the victim and broader society factors and fail to take responsibility for their acts the more they attempt to defend the idea of child molestation.