Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Wilson, R.J., Prescott, D.S., & Burns, M. (submitted invited article). People with special needs and sexual behaviour problems: Balancing community and client interests while ensuring effective risk management. In K. McCartan & H. Kemshall (Ed., Special Issue), Sex offender (re)integration into the community: Realities and challenges, Journal of Sexual Aggression.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (in press).   Putting the “community” back in community risk management of persons who have sexually abused. In P. Rich (Ed., Special Edition), Current approaches and perspectives in the treatment of adult and juvenile sexual offending, Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy.

Bates, A., Williams, D., Wilson, C., & Wilson, R.J. (2013). Circles South-East: The first ten years 2002-2012. Published online first April 24, 2013, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. doi:10.1177/0306624X13485362

Hanson, R.K., Letourneau, E.J., Olver, M., Wilson, R.J., & Miner, M.H. (2012). Incentives for offender research participation are both ethical and practical. Criminal Justice and Behavior. Published online first DOI: 10.1177/0093854812449217. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., Looman, J., Abracen, J., & Pake, D.R. (2012). Comparing sexual offenders at the Regional Treatment Centre (Ontario) and the Florida Civil Commitment Center. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Prescott, D.S. & Wilson, R.J. (2012). Paradoxical and double-bind communication in treatment for persons who sexually offend. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 18, 233-246. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., Abracen, J., Looman, J., Picheca, J.E., & Ferguson, M. (2011). Pedophilia: An evaluation of diagnostic and risk management methods. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, 23, 260-274. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Pake, D.R. & Wilson, R.J. (2010). Normative data set for evaluating civilly committed sexual offenders using the Denial and Minimization Scale (DAMS). Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology, 2, 379-395. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. (2010). Upholding accuracy and ethical practice in assessing the reoffense risk of sexual offenders using actuarial instruments: A rejoinder to Campbell. Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology, 2, 353-358. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. & Looman, J. (2010). What can we reasonably expect to accomplish in conducting actuarial risk assessments with sexual offenders in civil commitment settings? A response to Campbell and DeClue: “Maximizing Predictive Accuracy in Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations”. Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology, 2, 306-321. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., Cortoni, F., & McWhinnie, A.J. (2009). Circles of Support & Accountability: A Canadian national replication of outcome findings. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, 21, 412-430. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. & Yates, P.M. (2009). Effective interventions and the Good Lives Model: Maximizing treatment gains for sexual offenders. Aggression & Violent Behavior, 14, 157-161. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., McWhinnie, A.J., & Wilson, C. (2008). Circles of Support & Accountability: An international partnership in reducing sexual offender recidivism. Prison Service Journal, 138, 26-36. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., Picheca, J.E., & Prinzo, M. (2007). Evaluating the effectiveness of professionally-facilitated volunteerism in the community-based management of high risk sexual offenders: PART TWO—A comparison of recidivism rates. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 327-337. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., Picheca, J.E., & Prinzo, M. (2007). Evaluating the effectiveness of professionally-facilitated volunteerism in the community-based management of high risk sexual offenders: PART ONE—Effects on participants and stakeholders. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 289-302. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., McWhinnie, A.J., Picheca, J.E., Prinzo, M., & Cortoni, F. (2007). Circles of Support & Accountability: Engaging community volunteers in the management of high-risk sexual offenders. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46, 1-15. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Stirpe, T.S., Abracen, J., Stermac, L., & Wilson, R.J. (2006). Sexual offenders’ state-of-mind regarding childhood attachment: A controlled investigation. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 18, 289-302. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. (2005). Are cognitive problem-solving skills programs really not working? A response to “Evaluating Evidence for the Effectiveness of the Reasoning and Rehabilitation Programme”. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 44, 319-321. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Barrett, M., Wilson, R.J., & Long, C. (2003). Measuring motivation to change in sexual offenders from institutional intake to community treatment. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 15, 269-283. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., Huculak, B., & McWhinnie, A. (2002). Restorative justice innovations in Canada. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 20, 1-18. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. & Prinzo, M. (2001). Circles of support: A restorative justice initiative. Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 13, 59-77. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Stirpe, T., Wilson, R.J., & Long, C. (2001). Goal attainment scaling with sexual offenders: A measure of clinical impact at post treatment and at community follow-up. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 13, 65-77. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., Stewart, L., Stirpe, T., Barrett, M., & Cripps, J.E. (2000). Community-based sex offender management: Combining parole supervision and treatment to reduce recidivism. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 42, 177-188. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. (1999). Emotional congruence in sexual offenders against children. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 11, 33-47. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. (1998). Psychophysiological indicators of faking in the phallometric test. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 10, 113-126. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Langevin, R. & Watson, R.J. (1996). Major factors in the assessment of paraphilics and sex offenders. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 23, 39-70.

Watson, R.J. & Stermac, L.E. (1994). Cognitive group counselling for sexual offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 38, 259-270. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Watson, R.J. (1994). Affective tone in a toddler measured during transitions between multiple caregivers. Early Child Development and Care, 97, 135-144.

Freund, K. & Watson, R.J. (1993). Gender identity disorder and courtship disorder. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 22, 13-21.

Freund, K. & Watson, R.J. (1992). The proportions of heterosexual and homosexual pedophiles among sex offenders against children. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 18, 34-43.

Watson, R.J. (1991). Videotape Review: "Why, God - Why Me?" and "Four Men Speak Out on Surviving Child Sexual Abuse." Annals of Sex Research, 4, 293-295.

Langevin, R. & Watson, R. (1991). A comparison of incestuous biological and step-fathers. Annals of Sex Research, 4, 141-150. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Freund, K., Watson, R., & Dickey, R. (1991). The types of heterosexual gender identity disorder. Annals of Sex Research, 4, 93-105. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Freund, K., Watson, R. & Dickey, R. (1991). Sex offenses against female children perpetrated by men who are not pedophiles. Journal of Sex Research, 28, 409-423. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Freund, K., Watson, R., Dickey, R., & Rienzo, D. (1991). Erotic gender differentiation in pedophilia. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 20, 555-566.

Freund, K. & Watson, R. (1991). Assessment of the sensitivity and specificity of a phallometric test: An update of "Phallometric diagnosis of pedophilia". Psychological Assessment, 3, 254-260. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Freund, K., Watson, R. & Dickey, R. (1990). Does sexual abuse in childhood causes pedophilia? An exploratory study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 19, 557-568.

Freund, K. & Watson, R. (1990). Mapping the boundaries of courtship disorder. Journal of Sex Research, 27, 589-606. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Freund, K., Watson, R. & Rienzo, D. (1989). Heterosexuality, homosexuality, and erotic age preference. The Journal of Sex Research, 26, 107-117. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Freund, K., Watson, R. & Rienzo, D. (1988). The value of self-reports in the study of voyeurism and exhibitionism. Annals of Sex Research, 1, 243-262. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Freund, K., Watson, R. & Rienzo, D. (1988). Signs of feigning in the phallometric test. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 26, 105-112.

Freund, K., Watson, R. & Rienzo, D. (1987). A comparison of sex offenders against male and female minors. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 13, 260-264.

Research Reports

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Bates, A., Saunders, R., Williams, D., Wilson, C., & Wilson, R.J. (2012). Circles South-East: The first ten years 2002-2012. In: D. Williams (Ed.), Circles South East: Ten years one hundred circles, Community safety – What can be done. London, UK: Circles South East/HTVC.

Wilson, R.J., Cortoni, F., Picheca, J.E., Stirpe, T.S., & Nunes, K. (2009). Community-based sexual offender maintenance treatment programming: An evaluation. [Research Report R-188] Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., Cortoni, F., & Vermani, M. (2007). Circles of Support & Accountability: A national replication of outcome findings. [Research Report R-185]Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J., Picheca, J.E., & Prinzo, M. (2005). Circles of Support & Accountability: An evaluation of the pilot project in South-Central Ontario. [Research Report R-168] Ottawa, ON: Correctional Service of Canada. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)   

Non-Peer Reviewed Forum/Magazine/Newspaper Articles

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Wilson, R.J., Miodownik, D., & McWhinnie, A.J. (2013). Circles of Support and Accountability. Sex Offender Law Report, 14, 33-34, 46-47.

McWhinnie, A.J., Wilson, R.J., & Brown, R.E. (2013). Circles of Support and Accountability: Dimensions of practice, research, and interagency collaboration in prisoner reentry. Journal of Community Corrections, 22, 5-15.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (2012). Les cercles de support et de responsabilité: Un partenariat international en management du risque en milieu. Actualité Juridique Pénal, Decembre 2012, 636-639.

Wilson, R.J., DePass, C., & Nelson, T. (2011). Incompetent to proceed and sexual offender civil commitment: Law, policy, and clinical interventions. Sex Offender Law Report, 12, 67-72. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)   

Wilson, R.J. (2011). Paraphilic Coercive Disorder: An historical perspective. Sex Offender Law Report, 12, 35-36. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)   

Wilson, R.J. (2010). Dynamic factors add power in sexual offender risk assessments: A contextualized review of Thornton’s 2010 ATSA Preconference Workshop “Interpreting Static-99R and Static-2002R in Light of Recent Research”. Florida Forum, Winter 2010-2011, 7-10.

Hingsburger, D. & Wilson, R.J. (2009). Celebrating Susan Tough. ATSA Forum, 21.

Wilson, R.J. (2008). The end of corrections as we know it: A review. Journal of Community Corrections, 17, 9-10/24-26. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. (2008). Catch the vision. GEOworld, 14, 26-27.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A. (2007). Circles of Support & Accountability. Journal of Community Corrections, 16, 7-8/16-18.

Wilson, R.J. (2007, December). My vision for the Florida Civil Commitment Center. The Voice, 1(9), 6-7.

Wilson, R.J. (2007, April). Circles of Support & Accountability: No more victims. Community Care.

McWhinnie, A. & Wilson, R.J. (2007). Courageous communities: CoSA with individuals who have committed sexual offenses. Faith and Community ACTION, February 1, 2007.

Wilson, R.J. with Freund-Mathon, H. (2006). Remembering Kurt Freund, 1914-1996. ATSA Forum, 18.

McWhinnie, A. & Wilson, R.J. (2005). Courageous communities: Circles of Support & Accountability. Restorative Practices eForum.

Wilson, R.J. & Cortoni, F. (2005). Evaluating the effectiveness of Circles of Support & Accountability. ATSA Forum, 17.

Wilson, R.J. (2005). Risk, reintegration, & registration: A Canadian perspective on community sex offender risk management. Restorative Directions Journal, 1, 14-17.

Wilson, R.J. (2005). Registries produce mixed results. Des Moines Register, April 23, 2005.

Wilson, R.J. (2005). Age of consent: The sexualization of children. ATSA Forum, 17.

Wilson, R.J. (2003). Risk, reintegration, & registration: A Canadian perspective
on community sex offender risk management. ATSA Forum, 15.

Wilson, R.J. (2003). Can we welcome high-risk sex offenders back to the community? Colorado Forum on Community Restorative Justice, Spring/Summer 2003, 2.

Wilson, R.J. & Eccles, A. (1998). Forging a link between institutional and community-based treatment services. Forum on Corrections Research, 10, 39-41.

Wilson, R.J. (1996). Catch-22: What psychological staff can (and cannot) do for offenders after their sentence expires. Forum on Corrections Research, 8, 27-29.

Books

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Prescott, D.S. & Wilson, R.J. (2013). Awakening motivation for difficult changes. Holyoke, MA: NEARI Press.

Wilson, R.J. & Burns, M. (2011). Intellectual disability and problems in sexual behaviour: Assessment, treatment, and promotion of healthy sexuality. Holyoke, MA:  NEARI press.

Wilson, R.J. & Burns, M. (2011). Intellectual disability and problems in sexual behaviour: Assessment, treatment, and promotion of healthy sexuality. Mississauga, ON:  Trillium Health Centre.

Burns, M. & Wilson, R.J. (2011). Intellectual disability and problems in sexual behaviour: A quick reference resource guide. Oakville, ON: Community West Specialized Development Services.

Cullen, M. & Wilson, R.J. (2003). TRY – Treatment readiness for you: A workbook for sexual offenders. Lanham, MD: American Corrections Association.

Book Chapters

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Wilson, R.J. & Prescott, D.S. (in press). Understanding and responding to persons with special needs who have sexually offended. In K. McCartan (Ed.), Sexual offending: Perceptions, risks and responses.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (in press). Circles of Support and Accountability: Dimensions of practice, research, and collaboration in sexual offender re-entry. In A. Schlank (Ed.), The sexual predator, Vol. 6. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Wilson, R.J. (in press). Developments in the use of Static-99 in Assessing risk for sexual recidivism.   In A. Schlank (Ed.), The sexual predator, Vol. 6. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (in press). Circles of Support & Accountability: The role of the community in effective sexual offender risk management. In: A. Phenix & H. Hoberman (eds.), Diagnosis, risk assessment, and management of sexual offenders. New York:  Springer.

Wilson, R.J. & McWhinnie, A.J. (2010). Circles of Support & Accountability: An innovative approach to community-based risk management for high-risk sexual offenders. In M. Herzog-Evans (ed.), Transnational criminology manual. Oisterwijk, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishing. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. & Pake, D.R. (2010). Treatment readiness: Preparing sexual offenders for the process of change.In M. Herzog-Evans (ed.), Transnational criminology manual. Oisterwijk, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishing. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. (2009). Treatment readiness and comprehensive treatment programming: How do we ensure preparation for and commitment to change in persons who have sexually offended? In D.S. Prescott (ed.), Building motivation to change in sexual offenders. Brandon, VT: Safer Society Press. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Wilson, R.J. (2007). Risk, reintegration, & registration: A Canadian perspective on sex offender risk management. In: Risk assessment & risk management: A Canadian criminal justice perspective. Vancouver, BC: International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR).

Wilson, R.J. (2007). Circles of Support & Accountability: Empowering communities. In D. Prescott (ed.), Knowledge and practice: Practical applications in the treatment and supervision of sexual abusers. Oklahoma City, OK: Wood’n’Barnes.

Wilson, R.J. & Freund-Mathon, H. (2007). Looking backward to inform the future: Remembering Kurt Freund, 1914-1996. In D. Prescott (ed.), Knowledge and practice: Practical applications in the treatment and supervision of sexual abusers. Oklahoma City, OK: Wood’n’Barnes.

McWhinnie, A. & Wilson, R.J. (2006). Engaging the community: Circles of Support & Accountability.In: An overview of community corrections in China and Canada. Vancouver, BC: International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR).

Wilson, R.J. & Picheca, J.E. (2005). Circles of Support & Accountability: Engaging the community in sexual offender risk management. In: B. Schwartz (ed.), The sex offender, Vol. 5. New York, NY: Civic Research Institute.

Wilson, R.J. & Yates, P.M. (2004). Sex offender risk management: Assessment, treatment, & supervision. In: M. Bosworth (ed.), Encyclopedia of prisons and correctional facilities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.

Wilson, R.J. & Prinzo, M. (2001). Circles of support: A restorative justice initiative. In: M. Miner & E. Coleman (eds.), Sex offender treatment: Accomplishments, challenges, and future directions. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Boer, D.P., Wilson, R.J., Gauthier, C.M., & Hart, S.D. (1997). Assessing risk of sexual violence: Guidelines for clinical practice. In: C.D. Webster & M.A. Jackson (eds.), Impulsivity: Theory, assessment, and treatment. New York: Guilford Press.

Langevin, R. & Watson, R.J. (1996). Major factors in the assessment of paraphilics and sex offenders. In: E. Coleman, S.M. Dwyer, & N.J. Pallone (eds.), Sex offender treatment: Biological dysfunction, intrapsychic conflict, interpersonal violence. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. (read article, requires Acrobat Reader)

Reviews / Endorsements

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Wilson, R.J. & Ward, T. (2010). Review of:  Gannon, T. and Cortoni, F. (2010), “Female sexual offenders: Theory, assessment and treatment”, Wiley-Blackwell, ATSA Forum, 22.

Wilson, R.J. (2010). Review of:  Matthews, R.A. and Rowland, L.W. (1974), “How to recognize and handle abnormal people: A manual for the police officer”, National Association for Mental Health, ATSA Forum, 22.

Wilson, R.J. (2010). Endorsement of:  Gannon, T. and Cortoni, F. [2010]. Female sexual offenders: Theory, assessment and treatment. Wiley-Blackwell.

Wilson, R.J. (2010). Endorsement of:  Seidler, K. [2010]. Crime, culture & violence: Understanding how masculinity and identity shapes offending. Australian Academic Press.

Wilson, R.J. (2010). Endorsement of:  Yates, P.M., Prescott, D., and Ward, T. [2010]. Applying the Good Lives and Self-Regulation models to sex offender treatment: A practical guide for clinicians. Safer Society Press.

Wilson, R.J. (2010). Endorsement of:  Blasingame, G. [2010]. Autism spectrum disorders, sexual behaviors, & therapeutic intervention. NEARI Press.

Wilson, R.J. (2008). Review of:  Seto, M. (2008), “Pedophilia and sexual offending against children: Theory, assessment, and intervention”, American Psychological Association. ATSA Forum, 20.

Watson, R.J. (1991). Videotape Review: "Why, God - Why Me?" and "Four Men Speak Out on Surviving Child Sexual Abuse." Annals of Sex Research, 4, 293-295.

 
 

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