Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Sexual Offenders with Autism Spectrum Disorders:A Case Study

Murphy, Glynis and Melvin, Clare ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5621-3417 (2020) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Sexual Offenders with Autism Spectrum Disorders:A Case Study. In: Cases on Teaching Sexuality Education to Individuals With Autism. IGI Global Publishing, pp. 164-182. ISBN 9781799829874

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Abstract

The vast majority of individuals with autism do not commit sexual offenses. While there has been some suggestion of a tendency towards anti-social or offending behaviors, a propensity for breaking the law by those with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder has not been found in the research literature. However, the small number of individuals with autism spectrum disorder who do commit crimes appear to cover the full spectrum of offenses committed by offenders without autism spectrum disorder, including sexual offences, arson, violence, theft, terrorism, and manslaughter, although large scale studies suggest they tend to commit proportionately fewer property, driving, and drug offences. The purpose of this case study is to present the use of cognitive behavior therapy to therapeutically address the problem sexual behaviors of a young man with ASD.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: social sciences(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 05:25
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 23:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/73574
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2987-4.ch010

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