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NCJ Number: 99147 Find in a Library
Title: Victim Workers as Therapists for Incarcerated Sex Offenders
Journal: Victimology  Volume:9  Issue:3-4  Dated:(1984)  Pages:426-435
Author(s): L V Annis; L G Mathers; C A Baker
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 10
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Incarcerated sex offenders often display deficient regard for their victims, other survivors of sexual assault, or women in general.
Abstract: One method to enhance personalization of females, especially sexually victimized females, is through face-to-face encounters between offenders and persons who work with victims. A program is described which included a community rape counselor and police department rape investigators, all females, as members of ongoing psychotherapy groups with incarcerated sexual offenders, and the offenders' therapists reported gains from the meetings despite initial trepidation. A number of advantages are ascribed to employing people who work with victims as members of offender treatment teams. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Rapists; Treatment techniques; Victim-offender relationships
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