Effective (and Ineffective) Treatments for Sexual Offenders
Sep 25, · Efficacy of Sex Offender Treatment Still Up in the Air High-quality studies lacking on whether treatment lowers risk of reoffending. Posted Sep 25, Home / Sex Offenders / Treatment and Recidivism Special Feature: Sex Offenders - Treatment and Recidivism Publications & Multimedia The Assessment of Risk for Sexual Reoffense in Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, July Is ‘Sex Offender’ Treatment Effective? By Michael D. Thompson, MSW, Psy.D. Many hold the misconception that Zsexual offender [ treatment, as part of an overall offender management strategy, is a futile exercise with criminals who cannot be rehabilitated. Fortunately, research tells us differently.
Charles M. This article raises serious concerns regarding the widespread use of unproven interventions with juveniles who sexually offend and suggests innovative methods for addressing these concerns. Dominant interventions i. Methodologically sophisticated research studies i. The moral and ethical mandate for such research is evident when considering the alternative, in which clinicians and society are willing to live in ignorance regarding the etiology and treatment of juvenile sexual offending and to consign offending youths to the potential effective treatment of sex offenders of untested interventions.