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Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders

Forensic and Clinical Strategies

By Scott Allen Johnson

© 2006 – CRC Press

443 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Until recently professionals in both investigation and treatment have considered the fields of sexual violence and domestic abuse as separate and distinct. Numerous studies have shown, however, that these fields may not be so neatly pigeonholed as once believed. Statistics indicate that there is an overlap in both the level and type of violence experienced by the victim. Forced sex now appears to be a marker for violence severity, and many women report the scars of psychological abuse as being debilitating long after they have recovered from the physical wounds.

The first resource of its kind, Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders addresses the similarities between these overlapping fields. Using the Cognitive-Behavioral approach he has found effective in his extensive experience, the author presents issues important to mental health, as well as investigative and forensic professionals when they assess, investigate, and treat abusers and sexual offenders. The book's extremely detailed structure includes information on the psychological, emotional, physical, and sexual facets of the abuse cycle from name-calling to complete psychological deconstruction, rape, and homicide.

The author offers extensive advice on the differing interview methods relative to interrogation or treatment. The profile of the offender and different types of offenders, the influence of drugs and alcohol, pornography, and genuine mental incapacity such as psychopathology or sociopathology, are just some of the subjects touched on in this exhaustive work.

Reviews

"Detailed, knowledgeable, informed, and informative, Physical Abusers and Sex Offenders is an essential, core addition to professional and university level forensics, sexual abuse, criminal justice, and psychological deviance reference collections and reading lists."

James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review, November 2006

". . . offers an inclusive look at the pathology of these two previously separate fields in unparalleled detail."

– In Crime & Justice International, May/ June 2007

"Highly detailed in subject matter, Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders is the most comprehensive and exhaustive work on the subject to date."

– In The Forensic Examiner, Winter 2007

Table of Contents

SECTION I

The Offending Cycle

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Introduction

Control Explored

Psychological Force, Coercion, and Abuse Control

Understanding Stalking

The Psychology of Stalking Recommended Reading

Decision Making Process

Offense Decision Making

Three Stage Abuse Cycle

The Offense Cycle Explored

Introduction

Stage 1 Normal

Stage 2 Triggers

Stage 3 Victimized and Powerless

Stage 4 Anger and Depression

Stage 5 Isolation

Stage 6 Revenge Planning

Stage 7 Acting Out Revenge Planning

Stage 8 Self-Destructive Behavior

Stage 9 Victim Grooming

Stage 10 The Assault

Stage 11 Sense of Relief

Stage 12 Fear of Consequences

Stage 13 Distractions

Stage 14 Rationalizes Abuse

Conclusion

Intent to Abuse: Awareness of the Use of Force

Introduction

Awareness of the Use of Force

Impact of Witnessing Interparental or Experiencing Abuse as a Child

Power of Ongoing Victimization

Empathy Explored

Empathy: Three Features or Characteristics

Understanding Urges

Introduction

The Offense Cycle

Urges as Our Friends

SECTION II

Characteristics of Physical and Sexual

Offenders

Characteristics of Physical and Sexual Offenders: Similarities

Identifying and Understanding Characteristics

Characteristics of Sex Offenders

Introduction

Incest

Child Molestation

Sexual Assault

Rape

Summary

Characteristics of the Perpetrator Persona

Introduction

Characteristics of a Perpetrator

Conclusion

Abuser Typologies

Introduction

Popular Typologizing Research

Summary

Female Batterers

Personality Disorders Among Women Batterers

Treatment for Women Batterers

Typology of Sex Offenders

Introduction

Law Enforcement Sex Offender Typologies

Summary

Female Sex Offenders

Forced and Pressured Sex by Women

Predictors of Sexual Aggression

Characteristics of Female Sex Offenders

Typologies of Female Sex Offenders

Impact of Sexual Abuse By Females

The Role of Alcohol and Drugs in Abuse

Introduction

Research on the Role of Alcohol Play in Violence

Amounts of Alcohol

Expectancies

Personal Factors

Reduced Anxiety

Seratonin

Impact of Drugs

Diagnosis

Treatment Medications

Summary

Summary

Acknowledgments

Pornography and Abuse

Role that Pornography Plays in Violence

Exercise

Summary

Motivations For Partner Violence

Role of Anger in Abuse

The Role of Fear

Factors Maintaining Women as Victims

Domestic and Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, and Pet Abuse

SECTION III

Interviewing Strategies: Detecting

Truth from Deception

Questioning Batterers and Sex Offenders

Detecting Truth from Deception

Introduction

Inherent Pit Falls

Defenses

Cues to Deception

Introduction

DePaulo, et al. (2003)

Ekman and Friesen (1969)

Ekman (1985/1992)

Zuckerman et al. (1981)

Understanding the Psychopathic Personality

Psychopathic Personalities

Physical Cues

Learning What to Look for and How to Look for It

Summary

Words and Phrases

Commonly Use Statements

Claims of Memory Problems

Sociopathy, Malingering, and Defensiveness

Feigning and Malingering Psychological Disorders

Physical Abusers and Sex Offenders' Responses When Questioned About Their Crime

Three Patterns of Offenders

Summary

Pleading Their Innocence

Introduction

Why Deny the Offense When, In Fact, They Are Guilty?

What to Question with Offenders

Questions Helpful to Ask in Certain Situations

Attitude of Perpetrator

Approaches for Interviewing Batterers and Sex Offenders

Reasons and Purpose for Interviewing Offenders

Summary of Approaches

Why Use Sarcasm and Confrontation.

Narcissism

Use of Sarcasm and Confrontation

Why I Believe Professionals are Reluctant to Use Sarcasm and

Confrontation

Examples

Guidelines for Interviewing Sexual and Domestic Abusers

Recommended Interviewing Strategies

Forensic Considerations for Assessing Violence

Introduction

Procedures for Accurate Assessments

Informed Consent To Participate In An Abuse Assessment, S. A. Johnson, M.A., L.P., DABPS, DAACCE, ACFE

Forensic Assessment Fees

Discussion

Summary

Where to Gather Relevant Information

Sources for Gathering Assessment Information

Example of Two-way Consent Form

Authorization for Mutual Release of Information

Diagnosing the Abuser and Sex Offender

Comorbidity

Psychopathy

Summary

The Johnson Force Assessment (JFA) for Batterers and Sexual Offenders

Directions.

Interpretation of the JFA

Summary

Abuse Checklist: Victim Section

Assessing Sexual Interest and Arousal

Measuring Offenders' Sexual Interest

SECTION IV Treatment Issues

Medication Interventions

Summary

Treatment Excuses

Therapist Concerns

Preparing for the Victim-Perpetrator Session

Reuniting Perpetrators With Their Victims

Research Concerns and Assessment Tools

Back to the Basics of Prediction

Competence

Miscellaneous Issues: A Summary

Importance of Obtaining Collateral Information

Recommended Treatment Assignments for Batterers and Sex Offenders: The Most Important Assignments

Useful Assignments for Batterers and Sex Offenders

Summary

SECTION V Investigation Strategies for Law Enforcement, Probation, and Parole

Officers

Dealing with Parents of the Offender

Introduction

Dealing with Resistive Parents

Differentiating between Conflicting Goals

Why Interview the Victims or Partners of

Violent Offenders?

When Offenders Complain

Searching the Residence of a Batterer or Sex Offender

Sex Offender Profile and Modus Operandi

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
MED105000
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General