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NCJ Number: 134589 Find in a Library
Title: Treating Sex Offenders in Correctional Institutions and Outpatient Clinics: A Guide to Clinical Practice
Author(s): W E Prendergast
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 249
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56024-207-8
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on the author's nearly 30 years of experience in treating sex offenders in correctional institutions and outpatient clinics, this text explains principles and techniques for treating these offenders and uses case studies to illustrate the principles and guidelines presented.
Abstract: The discussion emphasizes that sex offenders, including rapists, child molesters, and incest perpetrators, are treatable; that treatment must fit the individual needs of offenders; and that clinicians need specific personal characteristics and training to be effective in working with these offenders. It also notes that more than 90 percent of child molesters were sexually abused as children and are ritualistically repeating their abuse on victims of the same age as they were. In addition, abusers of children and adolescents have behavioral traits that, if recognized, can prevent their access to potential victims. Furthermore, the potential that a young child or adolescent may develop into a sex offender can be recognized and treated, potentially reducing significantly the number of active adult sex offenders. Index and 9 references (Publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Sex offender treatment
Index Term(s): Sex offender profiles; Sex offense causes
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