Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders: Current Approaches, Research, and Techniques [NOOK Book]

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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. Experts in the field discuss controversial topics, including diagnoses, classification, public notification, and risk assessment, to help psychologists, therapists, and social workers better understand and work with this specialized population. This book also contains accurate ...
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Overview

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. Experts in the field discuss controversial topics, including diagnoses, classification, public notification, and risk assessment, to help psychologists, therapists, and social workers better understand and work with this specialized population. This book also contains accurate information about sex offender statistics and research for policymakers to use in creating policies and legal statutes that successfully deter recidivism in known sex offenders.
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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136779381
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 314
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

About the Contributors

INTRODUCTION AND THEORETICAL ISSUES

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)

ASSESSMENT AND FORENSIC ISSUES

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 ISSUES AND APPROACHES

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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