Associate Editor's Introduction to E. J. Letourneau, “A Comparison of Objective Measures of Sexual Arousal and Interest: Visual Reaction Time and Penile Plethysmography”

Associate Editor's Introduction to E. J. Letourneau, “A Comparison of Objective Measures of... P1: GMC/LBK P2: GYK Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment [saj] PP427-369598 April 3, 2002 8:22 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 ° C Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 14, No. 3, July 2002 ( 2002) Introduction Associate Editor’s Introduction to E. J. Letourneau, “A Comparison of Objective Measures of Sexual Arousal and Interest: Visual Reaction Time and Penile Plethysmography” Dr Letourneau’s article is a major achievement. Abel’s visual reaction time measure has attracted considerable attention, and evaluations by independent re- searchers are an important step in establishing the credibility of promising, new measures. Dr Abel deserves credit for facilitating the independent evaluation. ATSA deserve credit for supporting this research with the 1998 New Investigators Grant. Most important, Dr Letourneau deserves credit for completing a sound re- search project on a timely issue. No study is definitive and there are many questions raised by Dr Letourneau’s study that await further investigation. Nevertheless, the process by which this study was realized reflect ATSA’s commitment to promot- ing empirical research as the foundation for best practices in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders—a goal of which ATSA members can be justifiably proud. R. Karl Hanson, PhD Canada ° C 1079-0632/02/0700-0205/0 2002 Plenum Publishing Corporation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

Associate Editor's Introduction to E. J. Letourneau, “A Comparison of Objective Measures of Sexual Arousal and Interest: Visual Reaction Time and Penile Plethysmography”

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Sexual Behavior; Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
ISSN
1079-0632
eISSN
1573-286X
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1015383507486
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P1: GMC/LBK P2: GYK Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment [saj] PP427-369598 April 3, 2002 8:22 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 ° C Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 14, No. 3, July 2002 ( 2002) Introduction Associate Editor’s Introduction to E. J. Letourneau, “A Comparison of Objective Measures of Sexual Arousal and Interest: Visual Reaction Time and Penile Plethysmography” Dr Letourneau’s article is a major achievement. Abel’s visual reaction time measure has attracted considerable attention, and evaluations by independent re- searchers are an important step in establishing the credibility of promising, new measures. Dr Abel deserves credit for facilitating the independent evaluation. ATSA deserve credit for supporting this research with the 1998 New Investigators Grant. Most important, Dr Letourneau deserves credit for completing a sound re- search project on a timely issue. No study is definitive and there are many questions raised by Dr Letourneau’s study that await further investigation. Nevertheless, the process by which this study was realized reflect ATSA’s commitment to promot- ing empirical research as the foundation for best practices in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders—a goal of which ATSA members can be justifiably proud. R. Karl Hanson, PhD Canada ° C 1079-0632/02/0700-0205/0 2002 Plenum Publishing Corporation

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Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and TreatmentSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 13, 2004

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