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NCJ Number: NCJ 188227     Find in a Library
Title: Treatment of Sex Offenders in Penal Establishments and Release Programmes (From 12th Conference of Directors of Prison Administration Proceedings, P 121-128, 1999, -- See NCJ-188221)
Author(s): Larry Motiuk Ph.D.
Date Published: 10/1999
Page Count: 8
  Annotation: This article examines the treatment of sex offenders in penal facilities and release programs.
Abstract: Crucial steps towards the safe reintegration of sex offenders into the community as law-abiding citizens are using the least restrictive custody, granting temporary absence and/or conditional release (parole), and supervising them appropriately in the community. The article discusses and evaluates the effectiveness of several sex offender treatment programs, examines programs' effect on recidivism rates, and notes some methodological problems with outcome studies. The fact that sex offenders appear to benefit from treatment in penal institutions and that sex offenders are often required to complete programs before release emphasizes the importance of continuing to offer specialized services to these individuals. It also emphasizes the need for a comprehensive document setting out principles and standards for providing services to sex offenders, guidelines for assessment, treatment, and research, and a framework for evaluation and accountability. References
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Council of Europe ; Sex offenders ; Deinstitutionalization ; Social reintegration ; Corrections effectiveness ; Adjustment to release ; Sex offender treatment ; Treatment effectiveness
Sale Source: Council of Europe Publications
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Type: Issue Overview
Country: France
Language: English
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