In a new nextgenforensic post, Ross Bartels discusses sexual offender cognition. Specifically, he argues that there has been a heavy focus on distorted cognitions related to sex. Drawing upon some existing research and theory, Ross highlights the importance of understanding antisocial (non-sexual) cognition. As a result, he calls for researchers to start exploring sexual offenders’ cognitions that are not sex-specific but which have an aetiological role in their offending behaviour.

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