Sex Offending and Situational Motivation: Findings From a Qualitative Analysis of Desistance From Sexual Offending.

@article{Farmer2016SexOA,
  title={Sex Offending and Situational Motivation: Findings From a Qualitative Analysis of Desistance From Sexual Offending.},
  author={Mark Farmer and Anne-Marie McAlinden and Shadd Maruna},
  journal={International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology},
  year={2016},
  volume={60 15},
  pages={
          1756-1775
        }
}
Sex offending is typically understood from a pathology perspective with the origin of the behavior thought to be within the offending individual. Such a perspective may not be beneficial for those seeking to desist from sexual offending and reintegrate into mainstream society. A thematic analysis of 32 self-narratives of men convicted of sexual offences against children suggests that such individuals typically explain their pasts utilizing a script consistent with routine activity theory… CONTINUE READING
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