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NCJ Number: 162763 Find in a Library
Title: Working With Men Who Sexually Abuse Children: The Experience of the Probation Service (From Violence and Gender Relations: Theories and Interventions, P 130-146, 1996, Barbara Fawcett, Brid Featherstone, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-162754)
Author(s): E Lancaster
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications Ltd
London, EC2A 4PU, England
Sale Source: Sage Publications Ltd
6 Bonhill Street
London, EC2A 4PU,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The experience of the Probation Service in England, Wales, and Scotland in working with men who sexually abuse children is reported.
Abstract: During the 1980's, public awareness of the existence of child sexual abuse increased and the result was heightened professional attention on the subject. The apparent increase in sex offending, however, did not translate directly into an increased probation officer caseload. Nonetheless, probation officers clearly viewed the problem of child sexual abuse as significant in terms of the risk sex offenders posed and the disproportionate amount of time spent on caseloads. In the 1980's, custody was increasingly used for sex offenders, and the Criminal Justice Act specifically identified violent and sex offenders as meriting harsher punishment on the grounds of public protection. At the same time, this act authorized greater community provision. Various approaches to sex offender treatment used by the Probation Service are reviewed, theoretical developments in sex offender treatment are examined, and the impact of theoretical developments on Probation Service sex offender projects and sentencing is explored. 26 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child Sexual Abuse; Child victims; Crime in foreign countries; England; Foreign laws; Foreign offenders; Foreign probation or parole services; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Male offenders; Scotland; Sex offender treatment; Sexual assault victims; Victims of violent crime; Violent men; Wales
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