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dc.contributor.authorMultra, Vidyah
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T12:39:45Z
dc.date.available2017-09-06T12:39:45Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationBeech, A., Swaffer, T., Multra, V. & Fisher, D. (2009). Evaluating rapists' distorted beliefs and deviant sexual fantasies: A preliminary study. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 1 (1), pp.25-35.
dc.identifier.other10.1108/17596599200900004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/5169
dc.description.abstractThis study sought to further develop the growing body of qualitative evidence exploring the content, duration and triggers of cognitive distortions and deviant sexual fantasies in perpetrators who offend against adult women, using grounded theory techniques. Detailed accounts of the thoughts and fantasies of 10 rapists pre- and post-intervention were analysed. All participants reported having benefited from the programme. Nine participants reported that the victim-focused work had the most impact on them. It was also found that after treatment: (a) there was a reduction in the level of cognitive distortions around victim blaming, other justifications for offending (such as alcohol use) and the acknowledgment of the impact that their offences has had upon their victims; (b) reductions in denial of fantasising about the offences prior to their offences. The implications of this study, for the improvement of intervention programmes for this group of offenders, are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
dc.description.urihttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/17596599200900004
dc.subjectCriminals
dc.subjectFantasy
dc.titleEvaluating rapists' distorted beliefs and deviant sexual fantasies: A preliminary study
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