How could a client’s engagement in kink or fetish play be reflected in the courtroom?
The forensic community rarely has any idea how to navigate various kinks and fetishes. This is often seen in pre-sentence reports or interactions with probation officers. There is an assumption that out of the box sexuality is deviant or somehow always related to sexual offending. Unfortunately, because individuals in these communities are often stigmatized, there is a lack of research about these sexual interests and the people that engage in these behaviors.
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