Semi structured indepth interviewing was conducted on Western Australian prisoners who had committed violent sex offences. Emerging themes include typical commonalities such as alcohol and drug abuse, dysfunctional childhoods and abuse, poor attachment, and for Indigenous participants, themes of colonisation trauma. In addition however was a common theme involving constant movement as a child which the participant continued into adulthood both geographically and with employment. The author labelled this theme “When I feel comfortable, I feel uncomfortable”. The theme relates to attachment and this cohort’s inability to form intimate relationships with others. When things seemed to be going well for them, they grew fearful and either quit jobs or left relationships, to at least retain control over their lives in a way they understood.
|Keywords:||Violent Sex Offenders, Criminogenic Needs of Offenders, Sex Offenders, Violent Offenders|
Manager, Offender Services, Offender Management Professional Development, Offender Services Women’s Custodial, Perth, WA, Australia
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