The intensity and timing of sex offender treatment

Day, Andrew, Ross, Stuart, Casey, Sharon, Vess, James, Johns, Diana, and Hobbs, Gaynor (2018) The intensity and timing of sex offender treatment. Sexual Abuse. (In Press)

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Abstract

Current evidence about the impact of specialized sex offender treatment on reoffending remains inconsistent, drawing attention to the need to focus more on those program characteristics that potentially moderate outcome. This review considers current professional perspectives and evidence on two defining aspects of treatment: its intensity and timing. It is concluded that insufficient evidence currently exists to articulate best practice in this area and there is a pressing need to collect empirical evidence about the effectiveness of different intensity treatments offered at different stages of sentence.

Item ID: 52562
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: sex offender policy; treatment effectieness; sexual offender treatment
ISSN: 1573-286X
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 04:18
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 100%
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