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Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: a Handbook. Edited by Anthony Beech, Leam Craig & Kevin Browne, $98.95

A comprehensive guide for practitioners working with sexual offenders, this resource discusses assessments and interventions, as well as providing a comprehensive literature review. Includes material on managing offenders with developmental disabilities and those with Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder.


Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders. Phil Rich, $88.99

This book provides a broad overview of the literature, theory, and clinical treatment of attachment deficit. It discusses its application in understanding the etiology of juvenile sexual offending, as well as implications for treatment. Issues addressed include the components of attachment and social connection, attachment and the development of personality, neurology and attachment, the development of social competence, and consideration of whether attachment can be learned.


Children as Victims, Witnesses and Offenders: Psychological Science and the Law. Bette Bottoms, et al, $54.50

Grounded in the latest clinical and developmental knowledge, this book brings together leading authorities to examine the critical issues that arise when children and adolescents become involved in the justice system. Chapters explore young people’s capacities, competencies, and special vulnerabilities as victims, witnesses, and defendants. Key topics include:

  • The reliability of children’s abuse disclosures
  • Eyewitness testimony, interviews, and confessions
  • The evolving role of the expert witness
  • The psychological impact of trauma and of legal involvement
  • Factors that shape jurors’ perceptions of children
  • And what works in rehabilitating juvenile offenders

Policies and practices that are not supported by science are identified, and approaches to improving them are discussed.

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Desistance from Sexual Offending: Alternatives to Throwing Away the Keys. D. Richard Laws & Tony Ward, $51.95

This book offers a fresh perspective on treating a population that is often demonized by policymakers, the public, and even clinicians. The authors argue that most sex offenders are "people like us," with the potential to lead meaningful, law-abiding lives — if given a chance and appropriate support. They describe an empirically and theoretically grounded rehabilitation approach, the Good Lives Model, which can be integrated with the assessment and intervention approaches that clinicians already use. Drawing on the latest knowledge about factors promoting desistance from crime, the book discusses how encouraging naturally occurring desistance processes, and directly addressing barriers to community reintegration, can make treatment more effective and long lasting.


The Essential Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment. Clive Hollin, editor, $81.99

This "Essential Handbook" provides a comprehensive review of assessment and treatment, it covers the major offender groups: sex offenders, violent offenders, offenders with mental and personality disorders, and property offenders. A range of treatment approaches are also included, incorporating behavioural, cognitive, skills-based, anger management, school programs, and family-based approaches. 

Whilst retaining its international, high quality appeal, THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK OF OFFENDER ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT is a concise, portable edition for all clinicians, academics and researchers working with offenders across a range of settings.


The Juvenile Sex Offender, 2nd Edition. Howard Barbaree & William Marshall, $45.95

Research and clinical practice in the area of juvenile sexual offending has advanced considerably over the last decade, and the newly revised second edition of this authoritative work brings the field fully up to date. Updated throughout with the latest empirical findings, the book includes seven entirely new chapters on such essential topics as sexual offending among girls, family and environmental risk factors, assessment, treatment evaluation research, and restorative justice.

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Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences and Correction, 3rd Edition. Gail Ryan & Sandy Lane, $75.00

This essential resource is a revised version of the book that set the standard for the understanding and treatment of young people who commit sexual offenses. The Third Edition contains expanded coverage of treatment, including new chapters on therapeutic relationships and the process of change, abuse-specific components of treatment, and offense-specific treatment interventions.  Law enforcement professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, group therapists, and other mental health professionals will benefit from this major revision’s update of ten years of new research and clinical experience.


Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention: Theory, Assessment and Intervention. Michael Seto, $55.95

Contrary to popular belief, not all sex offenders who target children are pedophiles, and not all pedophiles commit sexual offenses. But what is unequivocal is that pedophilia, which is defined as a persistent sexual interest in prepubescent children, is an emotionally charged and controversial topic.

In this book, author Michael Seto addresses key concerns and questions in dealing with these clinical populations: How can pedophilia be detected? What causes pedophilia and sexual offending against children, and what is the relationship between the two? How do we assess risk to sexually offend? Finally, what do we know about intervention and prevention to reduce the occurrence of sexual offenses against children? In addition to a comprehensive synthesis of theory and research, the author demonstrates how this knowledge informs current treatment practices with the inclusion of illustrative case examples, sample interview questions, assessment tools, and online resources.


Risk Assessment of Youth Who Have Sexually Abused: Theory, Controversy, and Emerging Strategies. David Prescott, $39.50

The authors offer hope and information for those who work with sexually abusive youth by suggesting assessment of treatment methods aimed at reducing risk and highlighting assessment tools that outline and explain risk and protective factors while also addressing the flaws and controversies associated with this field.

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Sex Offender Treatment Programs in Correctional Settings. Leah Osborn, $79.95

Using perspectives from criminology, police science, sociology, victimology and the law, this text offers current insights into participant selection, treatment, experience and treatment completion.


Sex Offenders and the Internet. Kerry Sheldon & Dennis Howitt, $76.99

Kerry Sheldon and Dennis Howitt examine the research base on Internet sexual offenders by reviewing case studies and psychological profiles, with a particular focus on paedophilic sex offenders. The result is a book that comprehensively details the nature of Internet sex offenders, bringing together the relevant research into one essential volume.

Sex Offenders and the Internet covers key issues and concerns, including:

  • Issues of child pornography - social, historical, legal and psychological
  • The development of paedophilia and the often unheard 'excuses' — abuse, attachment difficulties, fantasy and delusion
  • Helping practitioners to move forwards — what to do?

This text is essential reading for forensic psychologists, probation officers, police officers, MSc level students in forensic psychology as well as criminologists.


The Treatment of Sex Offenders with Developmental Disabilities: a Practice Workbook. William Lindsay, $133.95

The Treatment of Sex Offenders with Developmental Disabilities: a Practice Workbook is designed for use in community settings and secured settings such as residential treatment or prison.

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Understanding, Assessing and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, 2nd Edition. Phil Rich, $66.00

This thoroughly updated edition provides a reliable resource for the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of juvenile sexual offenders. Through exploring fundamental beliefs about juvenile sexual offenders, Phil Rich gives insight into the underlying problems, behaviors, and factors that contribute to sexual offending, while encouraging practitioners to develop new ideas and methods to meet their specific clinical orientations and experiences. Useful for both new practitioners and seasoned professionals, this book is timely and indispensable for social workers, counselors, therapists, probation officers, and other professionals who work with juvenile sexual offenders.


Understanding Child Abuse: the Partners of Child Sex Offenders Tell Their Stories. Terry Philpot, $55.95

Much of Understanding Child Abuse is devoted to the voices of the partners, telling their stories and how they feel about the situations in which they found themselves, how they coped, and how they remade their lives and those of their families. Combining theory, practice and personal testimony in a concise and accessible manner, Understanding Child Abuse is essential reading for social work practitioners and students as well as probation officers and anyone involved with child protection.


Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: What's Natural and Healthy. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, $2.75

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What Have I Done? A Victim Empathy Programme for Young People.  Pate Wallis, $52.95

What Have I Done is a photocopy-ready handbook and DVD designed to encourage empathy in young people who commit crimes or hurt others through their actions. The course is flexible and interactive, and can be used on an individual basis or with small groups, and is suitable for young people with limited literacy. The exercises are challenging and aim to be engaging through the use of creative arts, film, role-play and discussion. Clear guidance is provided for the course leader, and evaluation is built into the course, including a psychometric test. A DVD to help stimulate discussion is also included.

This comprehensive resource can equally be used in schools, children's homes, youth groups and any context with young people. The programme is measurable, featuring pre- and post-programme empathy scales, and is suitable for young offenders subject to a youth rehabilitation order.


Young Men Who Have Sexually Abused: a Case Study Guide. Andrew Durham, $64.99

This important volume explores the current theoretical and practice issues involved in working therapeutically with young men who have sexually abused. Linking theory to practice, Andrew Durham provides detailed case studies of young men who have committed varying acts of inappropriate or harmful sexual behaviours, and explores the therapeutic interventions provided for each.

Key features of this accessible guide include:

  • A clear, practical framework for assessing whether or not a child’s sexual behaviour is a problem
  • Full assessment schedule for determining the risks and needs of young men who have sexually abused
  • Discussion of family assessment and support
  • Guidance for managing difficult foster placements
  • Advice on deciding when a young person is no longer a risk

YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE SEXUALLY ABUSED identifies the need for therapeutic interventions to be holistic and reach beyond purely offence-specific work. It will be a valuable resource for practitioners, academics and students in social work, social care, psychology and residential childcare.

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Complete Booklist

Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: a Handbook. Edited by Anthony Beech, Leam Craig & Kevin Browne, $98.95

Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders. Phil Rich, $88.99

Children as Victims, Witnesses and Offenders: Psychological Science and the Law. Bette Bottoms, et al, $54.50

Desistance from Sexual Offending: Alternatives to Throwing Away the Keys. D. Richard Laws & Tony Ward, $51.95

The Essential Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment. Clive Hollin, editor, $81.99

The Juvenile Sex Offender, 2nd edition. Howard Barbaree, editor, $45.95

Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences and Correction, 3rd Edition. Gail Ryan & Sandy Lane, $75.00

Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention: Theory, Assessment and Intervention. Michael Seto, $55.95

The Relapse Prevention Workbook for Youth In Treatment. Charlene Steen, $20.95

Risk Assessment of Youth Who Have Sexually Abused: Theory, Controversy, and Emerging Strategies. David Prescott, $39.50

Sex Offenders and the Internet. Kerry Sheldon & Dennis Howitt, $76.99

Sex Offender Treatment Programs in Correctional Settings. Leah Osborn, $79.95

Sexual Offender Treatment: Controversial Issues. Wm. Marshall, Y. Fernandez, L. Marshall & G. Serran, editors. $81.99

The Treatment of Sex Offenders with Developmental Disabilities: a Practice Workbook. William Lindsay, $133.95

Understanding, Assessing and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, 2nd Edition. Phil Rich, $66.00

Understanding Child Abuse: the Partners of Child Sex Offenders Tell Their Stories. Terry Philpot, $55.95

Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: What's Natural and Healthy. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, $2.75

What Have I Done? A Victim Empathy Programme for Young People.  Pate Wallis, $52.95

Young Men Who Have Sexually Abused: a Case Study Guide. Andrew Durham, $64.99

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