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Hound Pound NarrativeSexual Offender Habilitation and the Anthropology of Therapeutic Intervention$
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James B Waldram

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520272552

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520272552.001.0001

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“Peter Meter”

“Peter Meter”

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(p.163) Moral Habilitation 3 “Peter Meter”
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Hound Pound Narrative
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James B. Waldram

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520272552.003.0009

This chapter discusses the phallometric test, a voluntary assessment that will be of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, and parole boards who will be called upon to judge the extent of rehabilitation of the inmate as well as their risk to reoffend. If the inmate does undertake the test and “deviant sexual arousal” is noted, then a variety of approaches are taken to treat this problem, including “orgasmic reconditioning, covert sensitization, thought stopping and other sexual arousal control techniques.” Changing masturbatory fantasies to involve only appropriate partners and contexts is one of these techniques, and existing fantasies are often the subject of much interrogation during group therapy sessions.

Keywords:   phallometric test, sexual arousal, orgasmic reconditioning, thought stopping, control techniques, masturbatory fantasies

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