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NCJ Number: 135569 Find in a Library
Title: Special Considerations in the Evaluation of Alleged Sex Offenders (From Criminal Court Consultation, P 273-287, 1989, Richard Rosner, Ronnie B Harmon, eds. -- See NCJ-135552)
Author(s): J M W Bradford
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Plenum Press
New York, NY 10013
Sale Source: Plenum Press
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Research and clinical experience in the evaluation of alleged sex offenders has clarified the role of sex hormones and the nature of sexual arousal patterns and suggested useful approaches for dealing with these individuals.
Abstract: Substantial proportions of both males and females in the United States and Canada have experienced sexual assault. Various studies have shown positive correlations between plasma testosterone levels and sexual aggression as measured by questionnaires on aggression. Clinical experience has also shown that sexual offenders tend to conceal the true nature of their deviant sexual arousal patterns and behavior. However, the psychophysiological assessment method developed by Freund can identify most sexual offenders as well as their responses to treatment. Sexual questionnaires also aid the assessment of sex offenders. Treatment aims to help offenders reduce their deviant sexual arousal, based on either an antiandrogen treatment program or a behavioral treatment program. 76 references
Main Term(s): Psychological evaluation; Sex offender profiles
Index Term(s): Sex offender treatment; Sex offense causes
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