Volledige vakbeschrijvingThis course deals with the psychology of sex offenders. The offensive behaviour of sex offenders causes major harm to their victims. Their harmful behaviour also results in considerable distress in society. Although the occurrence of sexually offensive behaviour in the community is low, the severity of the sequelae of sex offending behaviour justifies the development of a specialised course in which the psychological and biological mechanisms and disorders underlying this delinquent behaviour are studied. Moreover, the field of forensic psychiatry has a growing need for psychologists who are knowledgeable and trained in the field of assessment and treatment of sex offenders. Main topics in this course include theoretical models of the aetiology of sexual offending, risk assessment, the assessment of psychological characteristics specific for sex offenders (e.g., paraphilic sexual arousal, cognitive distortions), specific types of sex offenders (e.g., female offenders, exhibitionists, rapists, etc.) and types of offending (e.g., cross-over offending, online offending, etc.), and treatment of sex offenders (treatment methods and outcome research).
Doelstellingen van dit vakKnowledge of: The phenomenology of sexual offenses, the phenomenology of sex offenders, diagnostic instruments for paraphilic sexual arousal, theoretical models of sexual offending, theoretical knowledge about risk assessment, information about victims’ memory for sexual offences.
Aanbevolen literatuurMarshall, W. L., Marshall, L. E., Serran, G. A. & Fernandez, Y. M. (Eds.) (2006). Treating sexual offenders: An integral approach. New York: Routledge; Thornton, D., & Laws, D. R. (Eds.) (2008). Cognitive approaches to the assessment of sexual interest in sexual offenders. New York: Wiley; E-reader.
6 jun 2022
1 jul 2022
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:PBL, Lecture(s), Skills
Evaluatiemethoden:Attendance, Written exam
Trefwoorden:Phenomenology, paraphilic arousal, victims, diagnostic instruments, risk assessment in sex offenders, treatment.