PSYC 3402 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Sex Offender, Paraphilia, Frotteurism

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PSYC 3402
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Support for sex offender
-In Canada when offender is convicted and serves federal time. When they get released on parole, they
get geographic release conditions. Cant go to schools, bars, etc…
-if these conditions are put, they are tied to their criminogenic needs.
-In US there is sex offender registry that is available to all.
Support for sex offender management
-people get comfort in knowing when sex offenders are released and what community they are released
-research done with APPA and ATSA. Asked questions about general criminal justice policies. Also about
individual management techniques.
-asked about punitive policies. Clinicians were less likely to agree. They believed more strongly in a
person’s ability to rehabilitate
Consequences for victims
-sexual assault: application of force onto unwilling individual in an objectively sexual manner.
-devastating type of crime for victim.
-sexual offending and paraphilias are different
-paraphilia is mental illness.
-sexual offences are sometimes crimes of opportunity and the offender doesn’t have a mental illness.
-tend to be ego discotic. Person themselves doesn’t want to have these arousals but does have them
-pedophilia: arousal towards children. Children as love objects.
-sexual sadism: being sexually aroused through the hurting of others.
-frotteurism: touching others without consent.
-exhibitionist: act of exposure and the reaction to it is what is arousing.
-emotional congruence: offender feels synchrony with children, they have a bond with them
-blockage: absence of healthy adult sexual response set.
Integrated theory of etiology
-individual is predisposed in certain sorts of behaivours.
-people can be impulses, hyper sexual, over aroused. With lack of opportunity, frustration will lead weay
to sexual offending.
Quadripartite model against adult
-cognitions: offender believes women are lesser, doesn’t believe in consent, sex should always be
-irrational cognition.
-affective dyscontrol: lack of control, more impulsive. Can’t inhibit behaviour
-personality: antisocial tendencies
-need to have physical attraction to the act of secx
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