Phases of the sexual offense cycle pre act out phase

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Phases of the sexual offense cyclePre-act-out phaseRight before the sexual abuseManipulation and planning takes placeDevelops plan to get someone to leave with themChild molester grooms child to coming to themAct-out/ abuse phase- Sexual offense takes placeJustification phaseDenialSuppressionFalse resolveFalse remorse
The Pre-Act-Out PhaseDuring this phase, the abuser will set the victim up for the abuse by grooming or manipulating them. Also called the tension building phase, Samsel says, “This stage may involves minor incidents (slapping, verbal and/or psychological abuse) but always includes increasing tension and fear of the primary aggressor. This may be the time when a survivor will seek out help through law enforcement intervention only to be told nothing can be done until violence occurs” (Samsel, 2013). During this time, especially with children, the abuser may work to gain the trust of his victim in order to be presented with the opportunity to act out on his plan.
The Act-Out or Abuse PhaseDuring this phase, the actual abuse occurs. In cases that involve sexual crimes, this would be the phase in which the rape or molestation occurs. At this point, the offender will be presented with the opportunity to assault the victim and act accordingly. Samael says during this phase, the survivor can become traumatized, feel a loss of control or helplessness, or become fearful or shocked, even though this phase usually lasts less than 24 hours (2013).
Justification PhaseAccording to Wegner et al.:41 incarcerated rapists in the United Kingdom were interviewed. The transcribed interviews were coded for the five different rape supportive implicit theories identified by Polaschek and Ward (2002). Seventy-nine

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Sex offender, Human sexual behavior, child sexual abuse, sex offender management

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