Suicide among child sex offenders (eBook, 2013) []
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Suicide among child sex offenders

Suicide among child sex offenders

Author: Tia A Hoffer; Joy Lynn E Shelton
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2013.
Series: SpringerBriefs in psychology., SpringerBriefs in behavioral criminology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
By providing empirical data and multidisciplinary considerations, the book increases awareness of child sex offender suicide among the various entities which come into contact with this population of offenders. This book attempts to bring awareness of this potentially high risk population to better inform the law enforcement, corrections, and mental health communities of the unique risk factors for suicide among  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tia A Hoffer; Joy Lynn E Shelton
ISBN: 9781461459378 1461459370 1461459362 9781461459361
OCLC Number: 824738655
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. Literature Review --
a. General Suicide Research --
b. Suicide Notes --
c. Child Sex Offender Dynamics --
d. Child Sex Offenders and Suicide --
III. Method --
a. Materials and Procedure --
i. General Assessment Questionnaire --
ii. Suicide Notes --
IV. Results --
a. Offender Characteristics --
i. Gender, Age, and Race --
ii. Marital Status --
iii. Children --
iv. Education Level --
v. Employment Status --
vi. Military History --
vii. Criminal Arrest History --
b. Investigation Characteristics --
i. Offender Types --
ii. Demographics of Hands-On/Contact Child Victims --
iii. Awareness of Investigation --
c. Suicide Characteristics --
i. Stressors --
ii. Household Composition --
iii. Time Between Awareness and Suicide --
iv. Suicide and Investigative Stage --
v. Cause of Death (COD) --
vi. Suicide Location --
vii. Potential Danger to Law Enforcement --
d. Suicide Notes --
i. Cognitive Distortions --
ii. Self-Blame and Blaming of Others --
iii. Apology --
iv. Shame --
v. Discussion of Afterlife --
vi. Suicide Act --
vii. Elements of Joiner's Interpersonal-Psychological Theory (IPT) --
viii. Aspects and Features --
ix. Reasons for Suicide --
x. Five-Factor Model --
V. Discussion --
a. Application of the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory to CSO Suicide --
i. Thwarted Belongingness --
ii. Case Illustration 1 --
iii. Burdensomeness --
iv. Acquired Capability --
b. Case Illustration 2 --
c. Analysis of Suicide Notes Left by CSOs --
i. Examples of Aspects and Features Contained in the Suicide Notes --
d. Multidisciplinary Considerations --
i. Considerations for Law Enforcement --
ii. Considerations for the Legal Process --
iii. Considerations for Mental Health and Community Service Providers --
VI. Conclusion --
VII. Future Research Directions --
VIII. Limitations of the Study --
IX. The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit III: Crimes Against Children.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in psychology., SpringerBriefs in behavioral criminology.
Responsibility: Tia A. Hoffer, Joy Lynn E. Shelton.


The Federal Bureauof Investigation (FBI) Behavioral Analysis Unit III- Crimes Against Childrenreviewed and analyzed 106 male Child Sex Offenders (CSO) who committed suicide during the course of a  Read more...


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