My research aims to explore the life histories of men in prison who have been sexually violent towards a woman who sells sex. Its purpose is to elicit a better understanding, from the perspectives of the offenders, of the causes of sexual violence against this type of victim. It is possible that these men are a category of sex offender that may have particular criminogenic needs not currently addressed by the standard Sex Offender Treatment Programmes offered in prisons. With the reformulation of the Sex Offender Treatment Programme into ‘Kaizen’ and ‘Horizon’, this is a particularly useful time to consider and explore the criminogenic needs of this particular population of sex offenders.
Start date:September 2016
Research Topic:Life History Interviews With Men In Prison Who Have Been Sexually Violent Towards Sex Workers
Research Supervisor:Dr Alisa Stevens and Dr Kirsty Hudson
Supervising school:Cardiff University
Primary funding source:Economic and Social Research Council