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NCJ Number: 121328 Find in a Library
Title: Incest Perpetrator: A Family Member No One Wants To Treat
Editor(s): A L Horton; B L Johnson; L M Roundy; D Williams
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 292
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-3392-4
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 16 papers by legal and treatment experts examine the characteristics and identification of incest perpetrators, explain the treatment an referral options available, and discuss the legal and ethical issues involved.
Abstract: The discussions emphasize that the greatest unmet need in cases involving incest is that of the treatment of perpetrators and focus on practical approaches to behavioral and psychological change. Individual papers focus on the need for a legal, social, and moral partnership to provide treatment; the legal issues from the criminal justice perspective; the aspects of family relationships that affect clinical decisions; and isolation and other clinical concerns. Additional papers examine the special issues related to female and adolescent offenders; provide guidelines for identification and treatment of offenders; and discuss victim safety. Other papers describe an integrated family approach to treatment, explain the protocol and services of a program for military families, and discuss confidentiality issues. Tables, chapter reference lists, index, lists of resource organizations and publications, and appendix describing the methodology of a national study of incest perpetrators.
Main Term(s): Incest
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Sex offender profiles; Sex offender treatment; Sex offense causes
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