Tamara Swaffer

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Adolescence is an important period in the development of adult sexual offending against women, yet it has received little attention in research on attitudes toward women and rape. The present study used the Attitudes Toward Women Scale (AWS) and Burt's (1980) Rape Myth Acceptance Scale (BRMAS) to compare the attitudes of 31 male adolescents convicted of(More)
Studies of social functioning among delinquent samples have traditionally looked at social performance skills and various aspects of social cognition. The social skills model proposed by Argyle and Kendon (1967) offers one way to understand the inter-relationships between these various components of social functioning. The present study is a preliminary(More)
Although there is a substantial literature looking at the relationship between deviant sexual fantasies and child sexual abuse, there is scant previous work that focuses upon the actual content of such fantasies. The present study looks at child sexual abusers' deviant fantasies both pre- and postintervention. Using both qualitative and quantitative(More)
There is a substantial literature, covering a range of populations, looking at the phenomenon of anger and its expression. However, remarkably little is known about adolescent experiences of anger. The present study looks at adolescent anger within the confines of a residential establishment. Using a qualitative methodology to consider young peoples' own(More)
The following paper is a case study of a patient with a history of chronic headaches (originally diagnosed as migraine without aura) who was being treaded at the Macquarie University Chiropractic Outpatients Clinic for cervical spine dysfunction. The treatments successfully reduced the upper neck and thoracic pain that the patient was experiencing and for(More)
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