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

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

by Robert Geffner
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136779381
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
314
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

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
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

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edited by Robert Geffner, Ph.D.; New York, Haworth Press

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