The journal “Sexual Offending: Theory, Research, and Prevention (SOTRAP)” is an international peer-reviewed journal open to all scientists, clinicians, and policymakers researching and preventing all forms of sexual violence. We welcome all contributions that enhance or illuminate relevant clinical practice, science, and policy about the etiology, prevention, (risk) assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who have committed sexual offenses or are at risk of doing so. Furthermore, aspects of legal, psychological, and somatic consequences of sexual offending are of interest for the readership of SOTRAP.
We would like to invite clinicians, practitioners, and academics to submit research articles, reviews, meta-analyses, brief research notes/articles (e.g., brief methodological discussions), and (clinical) case reports/studies. We accept both qualitative and quantitative research. We fully acknowledge the value and importance of open science practices and SOTRAP would like to contribute to a better understanding and implementation of open science practices in the field of sex research and forensic sciences.
SOTRAP is the official journal of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO). IATSO was also responsible for the publication of the predecessor of SOTRAP, “Sexual Offender Treatment” (SOT, ISSN 1862-2941).
Fuel to the Fire? Newspaper Reporting of Sexual Offending Across the US, UK, Norway, and New ZealandPål Grøndahl, Ingeborg J. Sandbukt, Christine Friestad, Ragnar Kristoffersen, Caitlyn P. Drinkwater, Daniel Richardson, Gwenda M. WillisJune 2021
Adult-as-Schoolgirl Sexual Fantasies: Investigating Their Relationship With Sexual Interest in Children Within a Male SampleMaja Henek, Ross M. BartelsJuly 2020
The Cumulation and Dissemination of Knowledge as Preconditions for Effective Crime Prevention Strategies in Forensic Sciences and Sex ResearchMartin Rettenberger, Mark E. Olver, L. Maaike Helmus, Reinhard EherJuly 2020
Recidivism Risk and Criminogenic Needs of Individuals Who Perpetrated Intimate Partner Sexual Violence OffensesBrandon Sparks, Farron Wielinga, Sandy Jung, Mark E. OlverJuly 2020
Variables Influencing the Case Prioritisation of Men Convicted of Internet Child Abuse Material OffencesCatherine Garrington, Hannah Merdian, Douglas P. BoerJuly 2020