Treating Sex Offenders: An introduction to sex offender treatment Programmes

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This book aims to provide an introduction and overview of sex offender treatment programmes, designed for students and practitioners coming to this field. It seeks to describe the development, theoretical underpinnings, treatment goals and operation of cognitive-behavioural and other programmes to an audience unfamiliar with this form of rehabilitation. In addition, it aims to examine the effectiveness of these programmes and the difficulties associated with assessing this, the public response to treatment and ...

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Overview

This book aims to provide an introduction and overview of sex offender treatment programmes, designed for students and practitioners coming to this field. It seeks to describe the development, theoretical underpinnings, treatment goals and operation of cognitive-behavioural and other programmes to an audience unfamiliar with this form of rehabilitation. In addition, it aims to examine the effectiveness of these programmes and the difficulties associated with assessing this, the public response to treatment and also the effects on staff responsible for implementing them. The book is concerned particularly to assess the operation of sex offender treatment programmes in the UK context, considering also the issues associated with implementing programmes developed in other contexts, especially the USA and Canada. It will be of interest to practitioners, particularly those who are beginning work on sex offender treatment programmes, or others (such as health workers, social workers, probation officers) who come into contact with these programmes indirectly.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781843921226
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/7/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Development/history of sex offender treatment programmes 17
3 Current use of cognitive-behavioural sex offender treatment 41
4 Theoretical underpinnings of programmes 80
5 Treatment ethos and effects on staff 95
6 Cognitive-behavioural sex offender treatment goals 114
7 Are programmes effective? : Part 1 : difficulties in evaluating programmes 151
8 Are programmes effective? : Part 2 : research evidence 191
9 Are programmes effective? : Part 3 : what works? 217
10 Conclusion / the future of sex offender treatment 235
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