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Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders : Current Approaches, Research, and Techniques - Robert Geffner

Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders

Current Approaches, Research, and Techniques

By: Robert Geffner (Editor)

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Gain a better understanding of the behaviors of sex offenders to create effective interventions
Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders: Current Approaches, Research, and Techniques brings you up-to-date on the latest significant issues and state-of-the-art tools involved in the evaluation and treatment of adult sex offenders. This book provides you with current data regarding what is known about sex offenders, so that appropriate assessment, treatment, and prevention methods can be developed and utilized. Experts in the field discuss controversial topics--including diagnoses, classification, public notification, and risk assessment--to help psychologists, therapists, and social workers better understand this specialized population.
In Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders, you'll learn more about the problems in defining sexual assault and sexual deviance, which in turn impede appropriate interventions. This book dispels many stereotypical assumptions with accurate information about sex offender statistics and research for lawmakers to use in creating policies and legal statutes that successfully deter recidivism in known sex offenders. This extensive resource paves the way towards a methodology that prevents sexual abuse from occurring in the first place.
Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders explores a variety of assessment and treatment techniques, including: medical treatment skill-building methods such as enhancing empathy therapy polygraphy psychopharmacology and much more Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders is a thorough review and discussion of the theological, forensic, and rehabilitation issues surrounding the adult sex offender and the people associated with him or her. Special features of this book include a variety of tables, recommendations, and models on risk factors, types of sexual offenses and deviances, and recidivism research.

About the Contributorsp. xiii
Introduction and Theoretical Issues
Adult Sexual Offenders: Current Issues and Future Directionsp. 1
Policy Interventions Designed to Combat Sexual Violence: Community Notification and Civil Commitmentp. 17
Sexual Deviancy: Diagnostic and Neurobiological Considerationsp. 53
The Role of Theory in the Assessment of Sex Offendersp. 77
Assessment and Forensic Issues
Boundaries and Family Practices: Implications for Assessing Child Abusep. 103
Practical Considerations in the Interview and Evaluation of Sexual Offendersp. 127
The Current Role of Post-Conviction Sex Offender Polygraph Testing in Sex Offender Treatmentp. 175
Treatment Issues and Approaches
Treatment of Adult Sexual Offenders: A Therapeutic Cognitive-Behavioural Model of Interventionp. 195
Sex Hormones, Neurotransmitters, and Psychopharmacological Treatments in Men with Paraphilic Disordersp. 233
Enhancing Victim Empathy for Sex Offendersp. 255
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780789025074
ISBN-10: 0789025078
Series: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse Monographic "Separates"
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 15th November 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1