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NCJ Number: 228366 Find in a Library
Title: Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management
Corporate Author: Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
United States of America
Date Published: November 2008
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Grant Number: 2007-WP-BX-K002
Sale Source: Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 720
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The “Comprehensive Approach” to sex offender management described in this paper has been developed to define and encourage a strategic and collaborative management approach designed to reduce recidivism.
Abstract: This recommended approach to the management of sex offenders connects each of the core components of an integrated model. The Comprehensive Approach involves identifying the stakeholders and the tasks they must perform in order to have the greatest impact on the reduction of sex offender recidivism. The second issue that is addressed in the Comprehensive Approach to managing sex offenders is the scope of effective activities that are the key to reintegrating sex offenders into the community. The third issue addressed involves the tenets and philosophies of the management approach, as well as the evidence-based practices that should be used. The guiding principles of the Comprehensive Approach are victim-centeredness (consideration of the impact that policies and practices may have on past and potential victims and their families); specialized knowledge (knowledge about the risk and needs specific to sex offending behavior); public education about sex offenders and offender management strategies; monitoring and evaluation of the sex offender management practices; and collaboration among various disciplines and agencies. The core components of a Comprehensive Approach to sex offender management are investigation, prosecution, and disposition; assessment; treatment; reentry; supervision; and registration and notification. The rationale and features of each of these components are discussed. Special considerations for juvenile sex offenders are also addressed. 29 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Case processing; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile Sex Offenders; Offender supervision; Post-release programs; Prerelease programs; Recidivism; Reentry; Sex Offender Registration; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenders
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