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NCJ Number: 171365 Find in a Library
Title: Sex Offender (From Correctional Assessment, Casework, and Counseling Second Edition, P 261-280, 1997, Anthony Walsh - See NCJ-171362)
Author(s): A Walsh; A Ellis
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Sex offenders are discussed in terms of their major types, issues related to their assessment and treatment, and implications for correctional personnel.
Abstract: Sex offenders generate strong negative feelings among the public. However, sex offenders vary widely. The majority of rapists appear to be traditional macho males. Rapists who appear to require violence and victim degradation for their satisfaction are usually strangers to their victims; they are rare compared to acquaintance and date rapists. Treatment of rapists in community corrections should center around discussions of sex roles, images of women, and the victim experience. Violent rapists are usually imprisoned and need more intense and specialized treatment, usually administered by psychiatrists and psychologists. Child molesters are usually weak and lonely individuals. True pedophiles are rare. The treatment of child molesters is best accomplished within specialized child sexual abuse clinics. One program that the authors examined uses physiological assessment tools to assess, treat, and monitor the offenders. Case study, articles on treatment, and 48 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional Personnel Training; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenders
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