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A Case Study


  • Discusses the assessment, formulation, and treatment of voyeurism

  • Explores voyeurism from a forensic psychology perspective

  • Provides direction for further research, assessment and intervention in voyeurism


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Simon Duff
    Pages 1-4
  3. Simon Duff
    Pages 5-11
  4. Simon Duff
    Pages 13-29
  5. Simon Duff
    Pages 31-44
  6. Simon Duff
    Pages 45-54
  7. Simon Duff
    Pages 55-75
  8. Simon Duff
    Pages 77-84
  9. Simon Duff
    Pages 85-96
  10. Simon Duff
    Pages 97-101
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 103-121

About this book


This book is amongst the first of its kind in presenting a case study of voyeurism from a forensic psychology perspective and within the societal context. Simon Duff provides an in-depth description of the assessment, formulation, and treatment of a voyeur and offers a theoretical basis for the behaviour. 

The book begins by covering a variety of explanations and previous treatments for voyeurs, including learning theories and the aversive treatments that they give rise to. It then moves on to focus on one specific case study, a young man who has exhibited diversity in his voyeuristic offending, before examining relevant details of his experiences in order to develop a formulation of his thinking and behaviour. The formulation and resultant intervention are clearly and accessibly presented, followed by a discussion of how this case provides direction for further research, developments in our theoretical basis for understanding voyeurism, and directions for assessment and intervention.


voyeurism forensic psychology voyeuristic behaviour sexual offence psychological intervention psychological assessment Antiandrogens Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Frotteurism Northumbria Sex Offender Group Programme (NSOGP Offence paralleling behaviour (OPB) Schema Therapy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Simon Duff is the Director of Stage 2 Forensic Training at the University of Nottingham, UK. Simon's research interests include stalking, the impacts of pornography, and theory of mind linked to sexual offending.

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