Deviant or Different?

Deviant or Different? Sex Roles (2009) 60:754–756 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9525-0 BOOK REVIEW Sexual Deviance: Theory, Assessment and Treatment, 2nd ed. Edited by D. Richard Laws & William T. O’Donohue, New York, New York, Guilford Press, 2008, 642 pp, $70.00 (hardback). ISBN: 978-1-59385-605-2 Sheila Garos Published online: 4 March 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 In the second edition of Sexual Deviance: Theory, Assessment, thus in line with the focus of the text. The editors’ inclusion and Treatment, Laws and O’Donohue present a comprehen- of chapters addressing paraphilia NOS, however, is an sive collection of works by noted researchers in the field of important addition, as it calls attention to the less familiar anomalous sexual behavior. In this edition of the text the and less understood paraphilic subtypes that clinicians may editors have presented a stronger, more inclusive discussion otherwise unknowingly encounter. of types of sexual deviance. However, other sections of the One theme that is commented on throughout the text is book, though updated, seem to offer little beyond what was the problem with current DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for presented in the 1997 edition. Moreover, while the text is each of the paraphilias. In the Introduction, the editors aimed at assisting Sex Roles Springer Journals

Deviant or Different?

Sex Roles , Volume 60 (10) – Mar 4, 2009

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