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).
SOTRAP is indexed (amongst others) in:
Sexual Offending in Asia: A Psycho-Criminological PerspectiveYasuki YamaguchiSeptember 2023
A Compendium of Risk and Needs Tools for Assessing Male Youths At-Risk to and/or Who Have Engaged in Sexually Abusive BehaviorsSandy Jung, Mackenzie L. ThomasNovember 2022
The Environment of Intrafamilial Offenders – A Systematic Review of Dynamics in Incestuous FamiliesSusan Alexa Pusch, Thomas Ross, Maria Isabel FontaoDecember 2021
Dynamic Sexual Offense Risk Assessment Using the VRS-SO With Indeterminate Sentenced MenMark E. OlverDecember 2021
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