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Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children Theory, Assessment, and Intervention

by Michael C. Seto

Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children Theory, Assessment, and Intervention Synopsis

Author Michael Seto summarizes and integrates advances in the study of pedophilia and sexual offending against children over the last ten years in this thoroughly revised edition of his groundbreaking book. He synthesizes decades of complex research across multiple disciplines into easy-to-read analyses that will help mental health and legal professionals understand the psychological and neurobiological underpinnings of pedophilia and sexual offending against children. He dispels common myths about pedophilia, clarifying for instance that not all sexual offenders against children have pedophilia, and not all people with pedophilia commit sexual offenses. Seto also distinguishes pedophilia from hebephilia as attractions to prepubescent and pubescent children, respectively. Seto offers practical recommendations for conducting clinical evaluations, risk assessments, and interventions with pedophilic individuals and with sexual offenders in clinical and forensic settings. He also provides evidence-based suggestions for future studies and policy reforms. New to this edition is an increased emphasis on prevention efforts with at-risk individuals who have pedophilia or hebephilia.

Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children Theory, Assessment, and Intervention Press Reviews

As one might expect from an American Psychological Association publication, the writing, editing, and production are all flawless. However, Seto's clear thinking and accessible style are what elevate this volume from good to truly excellent. --David S. Prescott, LICSW

Book Information

ISBN: 9781433829260
Publication date: 30th August 2018
Author: Michael C. Seto
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Sexual behaviour, Abnormal psychology, Offenders, Criminal or forensic psychology,

About Michael C. Seto

Dr. Michael Seto is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist in Ontario, Canada, and is the Director of Forensic Rehabilitation Research for the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and also holds cross-appointments to Ryerson University, Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa. Dr. Seto has published extensively on pedophilia, child pornography, and sexual offending, and regularly presents at scientific meetings and professional workshops on these topics. Dr. Seto is an Associate Editor of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, the official journal of ...

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