Title: Mental health assessment of rape offenders
year: 2013
Journal: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Volume: 55
Issue: 3
Pages: 235-243
date: Jul-Sep
ISSN: 0019-5545; 1998-3794
DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.117137
Accession Number: PMC3777344
Abstract: There is an urgent need for development of methods of assessment and management of sex offenders (rapists, child sex offenders, other sexual offenders, and murderers) to mount a society-wide battle against the scourge of sexual offences in India. This paper provides an overview of theories, models, and assessment methods of rapists. It draws upon literature from psychiatry, psychology, criminology, probation, and ethics to provide a framework for understanding reasons behind rape, how mental health issues are implicated, what mental health professionals can do to contribute to crime management, and why this is ethically right and proper.
Notes: IJPsy-55-235[PII]
24082243[pmid]
Indian J Psychiatry
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3777344/
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4661
Database name: PMC
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