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NCJ Number: 42967 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR SEX OFFENDERS
Author(s): E M BRECHER
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 110
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-NI-99-0125
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DISCUSSES DISPOSITION OF SEX OFFENDERS AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN SENTENCED AND TURNED OVER TO THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE MAJORITY OF TREATMENT PROGRAMS PAY LITTLE OR NO ATTENTION TO THE FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE SEXUAL OFFENSES OF THE MEN. THERE ARE, HOWEVER, SOME NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS. THIS SURVEY REPORT PRESENTS DATA ON 20 TREATMENT PROGRAMS IN 12 STATES WHICH ARE DIRECTLY CONCERNED WITH THE EXISTING SEXUAL PROBLEMS AND FUTURE BEHAVIOR OF CORRECTIONAL INMATES, PROBATIONERS, AND PAROLEES. THREE ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS WHICH ARE NO LONGER IN OPERATION, BUT HAVE CONSIDERABLE HISTORICAL INTEREST, ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. THE PROGRAMS REVIEWED FALL INTO TWO BROAD CATEGORIES: INSTITUTIONS, MENTAL HOSPITALS, OR SPECIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR SEX OFFENDERS; AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS FOR OFFENDERS (INCLUDING PROBATIONERS AND PAROLEES) LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY. NO ATTEMPT IS MADE TO EVALUATE EACH PROGRAM INDIVIDUALLY, OR TO RANK THEM COMPARATIVELY. RATHER, REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS CALL ATTENTION TO THE WIDE RANGE OF ALTERNATIVES BEING EXPLORED, AND FROM WHICH THOSE PLANNING TO LAUNCH ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS CAN MAKE A SELECTION APPROPRIATE TO THEIR PROBLEMS, GOALS, AND RESOURCES. EXCLUDED FROM THIS SURVEY ARE A WIDE RANGE OF TREATMENT PROGRAMS, BOTH INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY, WHICH ARE AVAILABLE TO OFFENDERS GENERALLY, INCLUDING SEX OFFENDERS, BUT WHICH ARE NOT TAILORED TO THE SPECIFICALLY SEXUAL PROBLEMS OF SEX OFFENDERS. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE DESCRIPTIONS OF NINE ADDITIONAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS, AN EVALUATION OF SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAMS, AND A STATE-BY-STATE LIST OF DIRECTORS OF TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR SEX OFFENDERS. A LIST OF BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES IS PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Inmate Programs; Probation or parole services; Programs; Rehabilitation; Sex offenders; Sexual behavior; Surveys; Treatment; Treatment offender matching
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