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Sexual offenders' cognitive distortions as implicit theories
- T. Ward
- 1 September 2000
In this article, I argue that sexual offenders' cognitive distortions emerge from underlying causal theories about the nature of their victims. These implicit theories function like scientific… Expand
The good lives model and conceptual issues in offender rehabilitation
There has been a profound shift in attitudes toward offender rehabilitation in the last two decades from a conviction that nothing works to the confident announcement that certain kinds of treatment… Expand
Toward a comprehensive theory of child sexual abuse: A theory knitting perspective
Abstract In recent years a number of multifactorial theories of child sexual abuse have been developed. The most influential are Finkelhor's (1984) Precondition Model of child sexual abuse; Hall and… Expand
Child Molesters' Implicit Theories
In this article, the authors argue that child molesters' cognitive distortions emerge from underlying causal theories about the nature of their victims, the world, and themselves. These implicit… Expand
Rehabilitation. Beyond the risk paradigm.
Providing a succinct summary and critique of the scientific approach to offender rehabilitation, this volume for students of criminology, sociology and clinical psychology gives a comprehensive… Expand
Good lives and the rehabilitation of offenders: Promises and problems.
- T. Ward
- 1 September 2002
In this paper, I argue that every rehabilitation program presupposes conceptions of possible good lives for offenders and, associated with this, an understanding of the necessary internal and… Expand
The multifactor offender readiness model
There has been a resurgence of interest in the rehabilitation of offenders. Research has consistently shown that rehabilitation programs for offenders, when they adhere to general principles of… Expand
The integrated theory of sexual offending
This paper represents a first attempt to provide an integrated framework to explain the onset, development, and maintenance of sexual offending. According to the Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending… Expand
Rehabilitation, etiology, and self-regulation: The comprehensive good lives model of treatment for sexual offenders
In this paper, we draw upon two sets of theoretical resources to develop a comprehensive theory of sexual offender rehabilitation named the Good Lives Model-Comprehensive (GLM-C). The original Good… Expand
The treatment of sex offenders: Risk management and good lives.
How would a good lives model of sex offender treatment differ from a risk-need model? In the good lives model, risk factors are viewed as obstacles that erode individuals' capacities to live more… Expand