Indirect measures of deviant sexual interest

Bartels, Ross, Gray, Nicola and Snowden, Robert (2016) Indirect measures of deviant sexual interest. In: The Wiley handbook on the theories, assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offending. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781118572665

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Latency and accuracy-based indirect measures have become of increasing interest to researchers and clinicians who work with sexual offenders. Most notably, they have been regarded as a useful tool for measuring deviant sexual interests, as they are thought to circumvent many of the issues associated with existing assessment tools. Thus, over the past 10 years, a number of tasks have been adapted to indirectly assess deviant sexual interest and an increasing body of research detailing their utility and psychometric properties has amassed. In this chapter, we examine this literature, providing a comprehensive overview that we hope proves useful for both clinicians and researchers. Specifically, details on how each measure works; their underlying rationale; their validity and reliability; and their limitations are discussed. Suggestions for future research are also offered throughout the chapter.

Keywords:Deviant Sexual interest, Sexual Offending, Indirect Measures, Assessment
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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Deposited On:09 Oct 2016 15:44

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