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Author Hoffer, Tia A.
Title Suicide among child sex offenders / Tia A. Hoffer, Joy Lynn E. Shelton.
Imprint New York, NY : Springer, 2013.

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Author Hoffer, Tia A.
Series SpringerBriefs in psychology, SpringerBriefs in behavioral criminology. 2192-8363
SpringerBriefs in psychology. SpringerBriefs in behavioral criminology.
Subject Sex offenders -- Suicidal behavior.
Criminals.
Sex Offenses.
Suicide.
Alt Name Shelton, Joy Lynn E.
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Author Hoffer, Tia A.
Series SpringerBriefs in psychology, SpringerBriefs in behavioral criminology. 2192-8363
SpringerBriefs in psychology. SpringerBriefs in behavioral criminology.
Subject Sex offenders -- Suicidal behavior.
Criminals.
Sex Offenses.
Suicide.
Alt Name Shelton, Joy Lynn E.
Description 1 online resource.
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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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 CSOs and provide a more effective crisis response. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Behavioral Analysis Unit III- Crimes Against Children reviewed and analyzed 106 male Child Sex Offenders (CSO) who committed suicide during the course of a child sex crime investigation. Of the 106 CSOs, 79% were child pornography traders/collectors, 43% were child molesters, 21% were travelers, and 18% were child pornography producers. Analyses also revealed that nearly all were Caucasian and the majority were married, employed, and died via self-inflicted gunshot wound. Of particular interest was that in 26% of the cases, the offender killed himself within 48 hours of his awareness of the investigation; and in nearly half of the known cases, the offender had past/current military service and a criminal history. In addition, 68% left a suicide note, which is substantially higher than the general suicide population. Analysis of the notes revealed common aspects and themes including cognitive distortions, burdensomeness, shame, and self-blame. The most frequently cited reason for the suicide in the note was the child sex crime investigation.
ISBN 9781461459378 (electronic bk.)
1461459370 (electronic bk.)
1461459362
9781461459361
9781461459361
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4614-5937-8
OCLC # 824738655
Additional Format Printed edition 9781461459361


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