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dc.contributor.authorLangton, Calvin M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T12:39:59Z
dc.date.available2017-09-06T12:39:59Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationAbracen, J., Looman, J. & Langton, C. M. (2008). Treatment of sexual offenders with psychopathic traits - Recent research development and clinical implications. Trauma Violence and Abuse, 9 (3), pp.144-166.
dc.identifier.other10.1177/1524838008319633
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/5209
dc.description.abstractThis article provides a review of recent literature related to the treatment of Psychopathy inforensic settings, with particular focus on studies with sexual offenders. The lack of empirical support for the position that psychopaths are untreatable is noted, and data suggesting optimism is discussed. Research demonstrating an interaction between psychopathy and substance abuse and between psychopathy and sexual deviance is also presented. Both substance abuse disorders and inappropriate arousal are frequently encountered in high-risk groups of sexual offenders. These topics are of relevance, in that the question of whether treatment is beneficial with high-risk sexual offenders, including those who are psychopathic, cannot be answered unless groups presenting with typical concurrent disorders (paraphilias, substance abuse, dependence) are discussed. It is argued that, although the evidence is still preliminary, there is reason for optimism with reference to whether psychopathic sexual offenders are responsive to treatment, including offenders presenting with concurrent disorders.
dc.description.urihttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1524838008319633?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&
dc.subjectAntisocial personality disorder
dc.subjectJuvenile delinquency
dc.subjectSex offenses
dc.titleTreatment of sexual offenders with psychopathic traits - Recent research development and clinical implications
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