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NCJ Number: 169161 Find in a Library
Title: Sex Offenders in Treatment: Variations in Remodeling and Their Therapeutic Implications
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:23  Issue:3/4  Dated:special issue (1996)  Pages:157-177
Author(s): R A Scheela
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 21
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research extended a ground theory study conducted to explore incest offender perceptions of treatment; the goal was to generate an explanatory theory of the sexual abuse treatment process.
Abstract: The original study included 20 audiotaped interviews, direct observations of 65 therapy groups, and record analysis. Subjects represented a theoretical sampling of 20 adult male incest offenders currently in, graduates of, and dropouts of a community sexual abuse treatment program. Constant comparative analysis was used to concurrently collect and analyze data. A remodeling process was identified by the men that involved their worlds falling apart. Offenders took on the project of remodeling themselves and rebuilding themselves, their relationships, and their environments. Further analysis of data and interviews with and observations and record analysis of 22 other sex offenders showed offenders experienced the remodeling process in various ways. The remodeling process was easy for the men to understand, served as a useful tool to orient new offenders to treatment, and enabled therapists to tailor treatment more specifically to individual offenders. Implications of the findings for treatment strategies and outcomes are examined. 29 references, 1 table, and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Adult offenders; Incest; Male offenders; Psychological research; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenses
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