Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation [NOOK Book]

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A thorough and thoughtfully written overview of the process of risk evaluation of juvenile sexual offenders

The evaluation of risk for sexual re-offense in children and adolescents is quite different from risk evaluation with adult sexual offenders. Sexually abusive youths are persons-in-development and, as such, must be understood in the social and developmental contexts of their lives, having the potential to change from year to year in their capacities, attitudes, sense of ...

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Overview

A thorough and thoughtfully written overview of the process of risk evaluation of juvenile sexual offenders

The evaluation of risk for sexual re-offense in children and adolescents is quite different from risk evaluation with adult sexual offenders. Sexually abusive youths are persons-in-development and, as such, must be understood in the social and developmental contexts of their lives, having the potential to change from year to year in their capacities, attitudes, sense of self and others, and neurobiology. With this perspective as its foundation, Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation helps you become more sensitive and better informed in understanding, assessing, and treating this unique population.

Written by a specialist in the field, this timely resource offers a comprehensive overview of the process of risk evaluation of juvenile sexual offenders, as well as detailed and practical guidelines on how to evaluate this population and gauge potential risk of re-offense.

This helpful book authoritatively explores:

  1. The current thinking about and understanding of risk assessment for sexually abusive youth

  2. Development of ideas and standards for the practice and administration of assessments

  3. The "whole" child as the subject of the evaluation in addition to the subtleties and nuances of the assessment process

  4. The need for theory, processes, and instrumentation to inform and structure the practice of forensic risk assessment

  5. The methods, elements, strengths, and weaknesses of the risk assessment process

Moving from theoretical ideas to the practical application of these ideas through the use of explanation, principles, and guidelines, Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation contributes to a greater understanding of risk assessment and toward the development of guidelines that can shape and steer the process of risk assessment.

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Editorial Reviews

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"….this book is strongly recommended to clinicians engaged in risk assessment with sexually abusive youth or to any reader who wishes to further his or her knowledge of risk and risk assessment with sexually abusive youth." (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470484968
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 484
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Phil Rich, EdD, MSW, is the Clinical Director of Stetson School, a residential treatment facility for sexually abusive children and adolescents in Barre, Massachusetts. He presents and trains nationally and internationally, and is also the author of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders and Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, both published by Wiley.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction Comprehensive Risk Evaluation of Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Understanding and Assessing Risk.

1 The Concept of Risk in Adults and Adolescents.

2 The Fifth Question: Why Risk Assessment?

3 A Theory of and Model for Risk Assessment.

4 Risk Assessment in Children and Adolescents.

5 Distinctions and HeterogeneityAmong Juvenile Sexual Offenders.

6 Case Studies in Heterogeneity.

7 Risk Factors for Juvenile Sexual Abuse.

8 The Power of Protection: Protective Factors and Risk.

9 Distinguishing Sexually Abusive Behavior from Other Sexualized Behaviors.

10 Assessing Risk in Children with Sexual Behavior Problems.

11 The Comprehensive Assessment of Risk.

12 Projecting Risk: Tools for Risk Assessment.

13 Using the Instruments.

14 Reviewing Available and In Development Instruments.

15 Practice Guidelines and Processes for Comprehensive Risk Assessment.

16 Approaching and Conducting the Assessment.

17 Conducting Interviews.

18 Interviewing the Youth.

19 The Assessment Report.

20 Risk in a Social World: Sexually Troubled Behavior in Context.

21 Applying the Ideas.

Appendix.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Excellent resource!

    Strong, well written, authoritative, and complete. This is only book that I have seen which addresses all aspects of juvenile sexual offender risk assessment, and does so in a thorough manner, covering both the academic theory and the practical application of risk assessment.

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