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NCJ Number: 182128 Find in a Library
Title: Proportions of Different Types of Sex Offenders and the Degree of Difficulty in Treating Them: A Comparison of Perceptions by Clinicians in Taiwan and in Michigan
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:44  Issue:2  Dated:April 2000  Pages:222-231
Author(s): Min-Chieh Jay Lin; Sheila R. Maxwell; Andrew M. Barclay
Editor(s): George B. Palermo M.D.
Date Published: April 2000
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In comparing perceptions of clinicians in Taiwan and Michigan, this study found rankings of clinicians on the degree of difficulty in treating different types of sex offenders were similar.
Abstract: A questionnaire was designed to assess perceptions of clinicians who administered in-prison sex offender treatment programs in Taiwan and Michigan. Clinicians were asked about types of sex offenders they treated and their perceptions of the degree of difficulty in treating these sex offenders. The Groth typology of sex offenders was used as the baseline typology. The final sample included 34 clinicians in Taiwan and 33 clinicians in Michigan. Results showed significant differences in the proportion of rapists and child molesters between Taiwan and Michigan, but no significant differences were found in other types of sex offenders. Rankings by clinicians on the degree of difficulty in treating different types of sex offenders were identical in both countries, although clinical experiences of clinicians were different. Clinicians in both countries believed that sadistic rapists and fixated child molesters were the most difficult types of sex offenders to treat. 15 references, 3 notes, and 4 tables
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse; Child molesters; Crime in foreign countries; Crimes against children; Cross-cultural comparisons; Female victims; Foreign offenders; Michigan; Rapists; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenders; Sexual assault victims; Taiwan; United States of America; US/foreign comparisons; Victims in foreign countries
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