Description: This book describes sexual offender treatment from various perspectives. It has also been co-published as Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality, Volume 11, Number 3, 2000.
Purpose: The editors have published selected papers from the 5th International Conference on the Treatment of Sexual Offenders held in Caracas, Venezuela in 1998. The book is needed because it adds to the body of knowledge in the field. The book achieves the editors' goals.
Audience: The editors have published the material with the clinician in mind. In my opinion, the book is useful for both students and practitioners who are interested in treating or understanding sexual offenders. The various authors of the papers are credible authorities in the subject matter.
Features: The book covers sexual offender treatment from a biopsychosocial perspective. A variety of authors have written the papers so many opinions are expressed. The book contains biological/theoretical data as well as treatment recommendations.
Assessment: This book is useful for people interested in the field of treatment of sexual offenders. It is written in journal format and seems very similar to other journals.