Vol. XXIX, No. 3
Summer 2017
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In This Issue
Regular Features
Editor's Note
President's Message
FAQ
Is pornography use safe for those convicted of a sexual offence?
Featured Articles
Prosocial Treatment Methods for Juveniles Who Sexually Offended
The Relationship between Implicit and Explicit Evaluations of Sexual Aggression and Sexually Aggressive Behavior
Child pornography offenders: Profiles of a complex group
Students' Voice
Processes Accounting for the Covariation Between Hypersexual and Psychopathic Traits
Book Review
Treatment of High-Risk Sexual Offenders: An Integrated Approach
ATSA News
Changing The Journal Name
Apply for the ATSA Fellow for 2017
2017 Election
ATSA International Committee: An introduction
2017 ATSA Conference: Exhibit and Support Opportunities
Win a Free Conference Registration
New ATSA Conference Event
Keeping up with the news
Legislative update
New ATSA Members
Newsletter Tools
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Forum Team
David Prescott
Book Review Editor

Sarah Gorter
Production Editor

Forum Editor
Contact the editor or submit articles to:

Heather M. Moulden, Ph.D.
Forensic Program
St. Joseph's Healthcare
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
E: hmoulden@stjoes.ca
P: (905) 522-1155 ext. 35539
ATSA News
Changing The Journal Name
Michael Seto, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Sexual Abuse

You have noticed that the journal name has changed to Sexual Abuse, dropping the secondary title. This change was something that I have been thinking about since taking over as Editor-in-Chief in January 2015, and indeed it was something that I proposed to the Board of Directors of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers early in my tenure. Because I did not sufficiently or convincingly explain my thinking, the proposal was rejected in a close vote in May 2015.  I’m pleased to announce that the ATSA Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to support my updated proposal to change the title, in order to better reflect the evolving mission of the journal.

In particular, the change reflects that the journal’s aims involve high-quality scientific research and a scope that focuses on, but is broader than, treatment. The journal is intended to be an outlet for scholarly work on the characteristics of perpetrators or those at risk of perpetration, and with the etiology, life course, assessment and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Treatment providers have been and will remain a core part of the journal’s intended audience, but we also want to include policy-makers, judges and lawyers, correctional staff, and other professionals who all have something to contribute to our understanding and our response to the problems of sexual exploitation and abuse.

As I noted in my inaugural editorial as Editor-in-Chief (Seto, 2015), the journal has a rich and impressive history supporting scholarship in our field. I believe Sexual Abuse is widely recognized and respected in the field, and my goal as Editor-in-Chief is to help the journal become even stronger and more effective in contributing to evidence-based theory, policy and practice. I think these goals can be achieved in part through making it clear we are multi-disciplinary and broadening the journal’s reach.

 

 

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