Wineke J. Smid

Wineke J. Smid
Forensic Care Specialists · Research

PhD

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Excitation transfer, the transfer of arousal from one emotion to another, might be a mechanism in the development of unusual sexual interests. In this pilot study, we investigated whether we could induce excitation transfer between various emotions and sexual arousal in a laboratory setting with 30 male volunteers. We induced low-level sexual arous...
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Over the last decades, risk assessment has gained a firm foothold in the criminal justice system of Western countries. This increased importance of risk assessment aligns with developments in research on mainly the predictive validity of risk assessment instruments. Time has however come to shift the focus from arguments about the predictive value...
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Sexual self-regulation problems (SSRP) are considered essential dynamic risk factors for people convicted for sexual offenses (PCSO). This chapter briefly summarizes our current knowledge on treatment interventions that aim to reduce SSRP. Several suggestions are made on how to further increase our knowledge on this topic and expand and refine fore...
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This book provides an up-to-date analysis of major issues in the field of sexual abuse, both established and emerging, and asks how we can develop the most evidence-based, fit-for-purpose approach in responding to and preventing it. Sexual abuse is a multi-disciplinary, international issue that exists at the crossroads of theory, practice, and rese...
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Background Unusual sexual interests are largely intercorrelated, yet not much is known about underlying patterns of clusters between various sexual interests. Aim To identify underlying clusters of unusual sexual interests using exploratory factor analysis. Methods We conducted exploratory factor analysis with self-reported interest in a wide var...
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Psychopathy in females has been understudied. Extant data on gender comparisons using the predominant measure of assessment in clinical practice, the Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R), points to a potential lack of measurement invariance (MI). If indeed the instrument does not perform equally (well) in both genders, straightforward comparison o...
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Purpose Forensic psychiatric treatment is aimed at reducing violence risk factors (Bonta and Andrews, 2017) and achieving positive, prosocial life goals (Willis et al. , 2013). Drama education can be provided as part of this treatment, but the evidence base is scarce. Therefore, the present study aims to provide insight into experiences with drama...
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Wetenschappelijke kennis bij de jeugdbescherming omtrent misbruik en pedofilie lijkt tekort te schieten. Deze kennis is nodig voor een verantwoorde behandeling van slachtoffers en plegers. In deze bijdrage biedt de auteur een overzicht van de actuele stand van de wetenschap op dit onderwerp, in reactie op FJR 2019/25.
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The current study examined the differentiation of borderline (BPD) and antisocial personality disorders (ASPD) in forensic settings, with particular emphasis on the utility of the MMPI-2-RF in differential diagnosis. This study examined these constructs across correctional and forensic psychiatric samples from the U.S. and the Netherlands using var...
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This study addressed which factors expert clinicians consider crucial in successful completion versus dropout in the mandatory forensic psychiatric treatment of psychopathic patients in the Netherlands. Eleven clinicians were interviewed about patient characteristics, treatment (provider) characteristics, and other factors they deemed associated wi...
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Hostility toward women is an established risk factor for sexual violence and is often found to be present in men prone to sexual transgression. There are also clinical indications that high-risk rapists may have more ambivalent attitudes toward women, including the strong desire to be positively evaluated by women. We investigated attitudes toward...
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Although dynamic risk factors are considered important in the assessment and treatment of adult male sex offenders, little is known about their interrelationships. We apply network analysis to assess their associations and to provide an analysis of their shortest pathways to sexual and violent (including sexual contact) recidivism. Analyses reveale...
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Sexual abuse is a global issue and, therefore, responding to and preventing sexual abuse are global challenges. Although we have examples of and evidence for sexual abuse prevention initiatives internationally, these tend to come from a small, select group of countries (i.e., United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand,...
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Hoe kan in de praktijk zo goed mogelijk worden ingeschat of een delinquent opnieuw de fout zal ingaan? Er zijn drie manieren waarop het recidiverisico wordt ingeschat, leggen Wineke Smid en Kasia Uzieblo uit: een ongestructureerd klinisch oordeel, actuariële risicotaxatie, en het gestructureerd klinisch oordeel. ‘Actuariële risicotaxatie is verre v...
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Zijn alle psychopaten hetzelfde? Komt psychopathie alleen bij criminelen voor? Zijn ze te behandelen? Zijn er bij kinderen psychopathische trekken vast te stellen? Kunnen personen met psychopathische trekken in het bedrijfsleven succesvol zijn? Kasia Uzieblo en Wineke Smid buigen zich over enkele veronderstellingen over psychopathie die zowel leven...
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The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is an international organisation that spans approximately 20 countries (including Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, France, Germany, Belgium, Israel, and South Africa, to name a few) with more than 300 international, non-American members. The ATSA international committee believed...
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In Part 1 of this 2-part piece we focused on practitioners’ experiences of working in the field of sexual abuse. In this article we are going to focus on ATSA international members’ understandings and attitudes about the community integration of people convicted of a sexual offence. The article will focus on participants’ understandings of public a...
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Theory and accumulating data suggest systematic heterogeneity among offenders with psychopathic traits. Several empirical investigations converge on the nature of subtypes, but little is known about differences in treatment responsivity. We have used the 4-facet model of the Psychopathy Checklist–Revised (PCL-R) to provide a framework for detecting...
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Sexually offensive behaviour, in all its forms, is very common. Most perpetrators of sexually offensive behaviour are not sexually deviant. Disinhibition as state, trait or 'choice' is a key factor in a large proportion of sexual offenses. Sexual deviance, i.e. a significant interest in, or preference for, sexually offensive behaviour, less often p...
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Sexual offending behavior is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. Most existing etiological models describe sexual offending behavior as a variant of offending behavior and mostly include factors referring to disinhibition and sexual deviance. In this article, we argue that there is additional value in describing sexual offending behavior as sexu...
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This meta-analysis is the first to our knowledge to evaluate the predictive properties of dynamic sex offender risk assessment instruments, which are designed to assess factors associated with recidivism that are amenable to change. Based on 52 studies (N 13,446), we found that dynamic risk assessment instruments have small-to-moderate predictive p...
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Zedenmisdrijven schokken de samenleving meer dan andere misdrijven, omdat de persoonlijke vrijheid en de lichamelijke en psychische integriteit van de slachtoffers – meestal vrouwen en kinderen – worden geschonden, soms met traumatische gevolgen (zie hoofdstuk 20). De bescherming van de maatschappij tegen seksueel geweld door effectieve behandeling...
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The article applies an incentive-motivation model to sexual violence. It suggests that insights can be gained by looking at the biopsychological processes that underlie ‘conventional behavior’. It argues that sexual violence, as in rape, arises from a fusion between (i) sexual motivation and (ii) sensation-seeking and varying strengths of dominance...
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Previous research regarding sexual offending has been focused on the empirical identification of reliable predictors of sexual recidivism. Currently, the field is in need of theoretical frameworks that describe the aetiology of sexual offending behaviour and clarify the nature of sexual deviance and its role in the mechanisms of sexual offending. C...
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This study documents the associations between the MMPI–2–RF (Ben-Porath & Tellegen, 2008 Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Tellegen, A. (2008). MMPI–2–RF (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory–2–Restructured Form): Manual for administration and scoring. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.) scale scores and the Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL–R;...
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In the current study, we evaluated the associations between the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF; Ben-Porath & Tellegen, 2008) scale scores and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) Section II personality disorder (PD) criterion co...
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Previous research in the Netherlands documented that clinical judgment may yield a substantial amount of treatment referrals for sexual offenders that are inconsistent with actuarial risk assessment and the Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) principles. The present study tested the risk level distribution of a high-intensity, open-format outpatient treat...
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The current study quasi-experimentally assessed the outcome of high-intensity inpatient sex offender treatment in the Netherlands in terms of sexual and violent (including sexual) recidivism. It was hypothesized that treated sex offenders would show lower recidivism rates than untreated sex offenders of the same risk level. In line with the risk pr...
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Sex offender treatment is most effective when tailored to risk-need-responsivity principles, which dictate that treatment levels should match risk levels as assessed by structured risk assessment instruments. The predictive properties, missing values, and interrater agreement of the scores of 9 structured risk assessment instruments were compared i...
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The growing number of notifications for child pornography (CP) possession constitutes a capacity problem for police forces entrusted with the investigation of these offenses. Notifications of CP offenses in which the investigation reveals concurrent direct victimization, in the form of contact offenses, grooming, online offending, or the production...
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The Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) model represents 5 broadband dimensional personality domains that align with the originally proposed DSM-5 personality trait system, which was eventually placed in Section III for further study. The main objective of this study was to examine the associations between the PSY-5 model and personality disor...
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Background: Cerebral levels of oxytocin, elevated by intranasal administration, can increase trust, empathy and altruism, and decrease fear. We hypothesised that low levels of these characteristics (found in some personality-disordered forensic patients), would be associated with reduced oxytocin levels. Aims: To assess whether patients, with psych...
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The Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) principles (Andrews & Bonta, 2010) dictate that higher risk sex offenders should receive more intensive treatment. The present study investigates how clinically based treatment assignment relates to risk level in a sex offender sample from The Netherlands. Correlational analyses served to identify sources of mismatc...
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IntroductionDSM-IV-TR paraphilia diagnosesAlternativesThe nature of deviant sexual interest: unusual versus illegalThe degree of deviant sexual interest: any interest versus exclusive preferenceSummarizing on sexual devianceProxy measures of sexual devianceSelf-report measuresRisk assessment instrumentsImplicit measuresPenile plethysmographyViewing...
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Zedenmisdrijven schokken de samenleving meer dan andere misdrijven, omdat de persoonlijke vrijheid en de lichamelijke en psychische integriteit van de slachtoffers – meestal vrouwen en kinderen – worden geschonden, soms met traumatische gevolgen (zie hoofdstuk 18). De bescherming van de maatschappij tegen seksueel geweld door effectieve behandeling...
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The current study is part of a two-wave normative data collection study with the Rorschach Comprehensive System (CS; Exner, 20035. Exner , J. E. 2003. The Rorschach: A comprehensive system: Vol. 1. Basic foundations and principles of interpretation, New York: Wiley. View all references) in The Netherlands. The first data wave yielded 108 valid Ror...
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In februari van dit jaar publiceerden wij in de Psycholoog (Smid & Kamphuis, 2005) een kritisch artikel over de dynamische theoriegestuurde profielinterpretatie (hierna: de DTP) van Eurelings-Bontekoe en Snellen, naar aanleiding van hun recente boek ’Dynamische persoonlijkheidsdiagnostiek‘ (Eurelings-Bontekoe & Snellen, 2003). De afwezigheid van ge...
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recidivism. In this study we try to relate specific implicit theories to sexual recidivism. The sample consists of 200 convicted child molesters, who were released from prison or inpatient treatment between 1998 and 2002 in the Netherlands. Offenders' implicit theories are derived retrospectively from expressed cognitive distortions in their crimin...

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In this project we will investigate how risk assessment information is interpreted by lay-people and practitioners and how violence risk communication can be improved in order to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of risk.
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The current project aims to investigate the psychometric properties of self-report measures of psychopathy in both community and clinical/forensic samples.