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2nd Edition

Sexual Deviance
Theory, Assessment, and Treatment

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ISBN 9781593856052
Published February 1, 2008 by Guilford Press
642 Pages

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Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this important work provides authoritative scientific and applied perspectives on the full range of paraphilias and other sexual behavior problems. For each major clinical syndrome, a chapter on psychopathology and theory is followed by a chapter on assessment and treatment. Challenges in working with sex offenders are considered in depth. Thoroughly rewritten to reflect a decade of advances in the field, the second edition features many new chapters and new authors. New topics include an integrated etiological model, sexual deviance across the lifespan, Internet offenders, multiple paraphilias, neurobiological processes, the clinician as expert witness, and public health approaches.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, D. Richard Laws and William T. O’Donohue

2. An Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending, Tony Ward and Anthony R. Beech

3. Sexual Deviance over the Lifespan: Reductions in Deviant Sexual Behavior in the Aging Sex Offender, Howard E. Barbaree and Ray Blanchard

4. Exhibitionism: Psychopathology and Theory, William D. Murphy and I. Jacqueline Page

5. Exhibitionism: Assessment and Treatment, John W. Morin and Jill S. Levenson

6. Fetishism: Psychopathology and Theory, Shauna Darcangelo

7. Fetishism: Assessment and Treatment, Shauna Darcangelo, Alana Hollings, and Gabrielle Paladino

8. Frotteurism: Psychopathology and Theory, Patrick Lussier and Lyne Piché

9. Frotteurism: Assessment and Treatment, Richard B. Krueger and Meg S. Kaplan

10. Pedophilia: Psychopathology and Theory, Michael C. Seto

11. Pedophilia: Assessment and Treatment, Joseph A. Camilleri and Vernon L. Quinsey

12. Sexual Sadism: Psychopathology and Theory, Pamela M. Yates, Stephen J. Hucker, and Drew A. Kingston

13. Sexual Sadism: Assessment and Treatment, Drew A. Kingston and Pamela M. Yates

14. Sexual Masochism: Psychopathology and Theory, Stephen J. Hucker

15. Sexual Masochism: Assessment and Treatment, Stephen J. Hucker

16. Transvestic Fetishism: Psychopathology and Theory, Jennifer Wheeler, Kirk A. B. Newring, and Crissa Draper

17. Transvestic Fetishism: Assessment and Treatment, Kirk A. B. Newring, Jennifer Wheeler, and Crissa Draper

18. Voyeurism: Psychopathology and Theory, Michael Lavin

19. Voyeurism: Assessment and Treatment, Ruth E. Mann, Fiona Ainsworth, Zainab Al-Attar, and Margaret Davies

20. Rape: Psychopathology and Theory, Theresa A. Gannon and Tony Ward

21. Rape: Assessment and Treatment, Jo Thakker, Rachael M. Collie, Theresa A. Gannon, and Tony Ward

22. Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified: Psychopathology and Theory, Joel S. Milner, Cynthia A. Dopke, and Julie L. Crouch

23. Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified: Assessment and Treatment, Tamara M. Penix

24. Online Sex Offending: Psychopathology and Theory, Ethel Quayle

25. Online Sex Offending: Assessment and Treatment, David L. Delmonico and Elizabeth J. Griffin

26. Sexual Deviance in Females: Psychopathology and Theory, Caroline Logan

27. Sexual Deviance in Females: Assessment and Treatment, Hannah Ford and Franca Cortoni

28. Multiple Paraphilias: Prevalence, Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment, Peggy Heil and Dominique Simons

29. Sexual Deviance and the Law, Stephen D. Hart and P. Randall Kropp

30. Neurobiological Processes and Comorbidity in Sexual Deviance, Martin P. Kafka

31. Medical Models and Interventions in Sexual Deviance, Don Grubin

32. The Public Health Approach: A Way Forward?, D. Richard Laws

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D. Richard Laws, PhD, until his death in 2020, was Director of Pacific Behavioural Assessment in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He was a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He held adjunct faculty positions at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom and at the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and was Honourary Professor at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Dr. Laws was known in the field of sexual deviation as a developer of assessment procedures and behavior therapies.

William T. O’Donohue, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist in Nevada, has been a full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1999. Dr. O’Donohue is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and has served on the board of directors of this organization. Since 1996, he has received over $1.5 million in federal grant monies from sources including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Justice. He has edited over 30 books, coauthored three books, and published more than 100 articles in scholarly journals.


This second edition builds nicely on the solid foundation of its predecessor. The book is comprehensive, with an appreciation of the influence of research, theory, practice, culture, and politics. Positive and negative treatment outcomes, as well as areas in which adequate knowledge is currently lacking, are appropriately cited. Laws and O'Donohue recognize the importance of evidence-based understandings, as opposed to uninformed opinions, bias, or fads. This is a worthwhile text for clinicians, researchers, and students interested in learning more about sexual deviance, its possible causes, and potential treatments.--Fred S. Berlin, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Founder, Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

This second edition is a welcome contribution for many audiences. Suitable as a text for upper-division and graduate courses in psychology, it is also an excellent resource for practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. No other text captures so well the current state of scientific knowledge on the paraphilias, or points so clearly to the gaps in that knowledge. This book should be required reading for anyone treating patients with sexual deviations, evaluating sex offenders, or formulating public policy about sex offenses.--Park Dietz, MD, MPH, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine

Written by a veritable 'who's who' of international experts, this practical and theoretical resource is a 'must read' for anyone interested in human sexual deviancy. Psychopathologists and legal professionals alike will appreciate chapters devoted to understanding, assessing, and treating individuals with paraphilias, including Internet sex offenders. The many citations will benefit scholars, students, and those needing to prepare for courtroom testimony. The editors' candid appraisal of deficiencies in the current knowledge base, and their sound guidance for the next generation of researchers, enhance the volume's credibility. I wish a book like this had been available 30 years ago when I began my career!--Jim Peters, criminal prosecutor, Eagle, Idaho

The word 'classic' is used all too frequently. In the case of Sexual Deviance, though, it is an apt descriptor. In the decade since the original publication of this important work, it has become an indispensable resource for clinicians, researchers, and law enforcement personnel. This second edition follows in the tradition of the original volume by drawing on a rigorous scholarly approach that comprehensively covers all aspects of sexual deviance. This revision has captured the many developments in the field, and will be invaluable for all those who work with sexual offenders.--James R. P. Ogloff, JD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology and Director, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Monash University, Australia

The essential reference work....This is a comprehensive, scholarly, and up-to-date account of the state of the art in both theory and practice....This is a superb and indispensable book for those involved in the field....Essential reading. I will use [it] to inform my assessments and formulations, to guide the advice I give to other agencies, to better consider treatment options, to inform service development, and to prompt and formulate clinical research questions.
--The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1/9/2008ƒƒ
This book is an essential starting point for any forensic practitioner involved in the assessment and treatment of sexual deviance....The editors are frank in their assessment of the current state of the field of sexual deviance and clear in their opinions regarding continuing problems. I sensed the influence of this sober and realistic editorial tone filtering down into the individual chapters, which have a pragmatic orientation....For the less common paraphilias, this book alone will be more than sufficient. For the more common clinical syndromes, such as pedophilia and rape, this book will serve as a useful starting point or a source to turn to for a quick review of up-to-date information. Even for those who have the first edition on the bookshelf, this second edition is recommended. The additional areas covered in this new edition of the book alone will make it worth the purchase price. For those considering this book for the first time, it is highly recommended. The book is a definitive starting point for any review of sexual deviance and paraphilias. I expect that it will replace the first edition as one of the key references in the field of sexual deviance.
--Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 1/9/2008ƒƒ
The essential reference work....This is a comprehensive, scholarly, and up-to-date account of the state of the art in both theory and practice....Essential reading.
--The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1/9/2008ƒƒ
A comprehensive overview of the sexual disorders found in the DSM-IV-TR....An important contribution to the sexology and forensic literatures. The text is easy to read for those who are not experienced with this literature and therefore provides an important reference guide to clinicians across a number of professional domains.
--Sex Roles, 1/9/2008