Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders: Current Approaches, Research, and Techniques

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Gain a better understanding of the behaviors of sex offenders to create effective interventions!

Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders: Current Approaches, Research, and Techniques brings you up-to-date on the latest significant issues and state-of-the-art tools involved in the evaluation and treatment of adult sex offenders. This book provides you with current data regarding what is known about sex offenders, so that appropriate assessment, treatment, and prevention methods can be developed and utilized. Experts in the field discuss controversial topics—including diagnoses, classification, public notification, and risk assessment—to help psychologists, therapists, and social workers better understand this specialized population.

In Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders, you’ll learn more about the problems in defining sexual assault and sexual deviance, which in turn impede appropriate interventions. This book dispels many stereotypical assumptions with accurate information about sex offender statistics and research for lawmakers to use in creating policies and legal statutes that successfully deter recidivism in known sex offenders. This extensive resource paves the way towards a methodology that prevents sexual abuse from occurring in the first place.

Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders explores a variety of assessment and treatment techniques, including:

  • medical treatment
  • skill-building methods such as enhancing empathy
  • therapy
  • polygraphy
  • psychopharmacology
  • and much more!
Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders is a thorough review and discussion of the theological, forensic, and rehabilitation issues surrounding the adult sex offender and the people associated with him or her. Special features of this book include a variety of tables, recommendations, and models on risk factors, types of sexual offenses and deviances, and recidivism research.
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What People Are Saying

Keith Kaufman
AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK that should be on the shelf of every practitioner and researcher working with adult sex offenders. THOUGHTFUL AND TIMELY. . . . Provides the reader with a solid foundation of current knowledge regarding assessment, practice, and policy. . . . At the same time, this edited book is much more than a basic primer- it offers important insights and cutting-edge information in a number of areas. Valuable for practitioners and researchers.
PhD, Psychology Professor and Chair, Portland State University, Oregon
Alisa Klein
This book will assist clinicians, researchers, and policymakers to examine and consider the treatment modalities and related policies that are effective in holding offenders accountable while working towards their rehabilitation. It will also encourage those who work with sex offenders to understand how the choices they make can promote and bring about the prevention of sexual violence.
MAIP, Director of Public Policy, Stop It Now!, Haydenville, Massachusetts
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Table of Contents

  • About the Contributors
  • Adult Sexual Offenders: Current Issues and Future Directions (Robert Geffner, Kristina Crumpton Franey, and Robert Falconer)
  • Policy Interventions Designed to Combat Sexual Violence: Community Notification and Civil Commitment (Jill S. Levenson)
  • Sexual Deviancy: Diagnostic and Neurobiological Considerations (Fabian M. Saleh and Fred S. Berlin)
  • The Role of Theory in the Assessment of Sex Offenders (Ray E. Quackenbush)
  • Boundaries and Family Practices: Implications for Assessing Child Abuse (Toni Cavanagh Johnson and Richard I. Hooper)
  • Practical Considerations in the Interview and Evaluation of Sexual Offenders (Clark R. Clipson)
  • The Current Role of Post-Conviction Sex Offender Polygraph Testing in Sex Offender Treatment (Ron Kokish)
  • Treatment of Adult Sexual Offenders: A Therapeutic Cognitive-Behavioural Model of Intervention (Pamela M. Yates)
  • Sex Hormones, Neurotransmitters, and Psychopharmacological Treatments in Men with Paraphilic Disorders (Fabian M. Saleh and Fred S. Berlin)
  • Enhancing Victim Empathy for Sex Offenders (Mark S. Carich, Carole K. Metzger, Mirza S. A. Baig, and Joseph J. Harper)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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