The field of sexual offender treatment has drawn inspiration from two major social movements: The women's movement, which defined sexual victimisation as a serious social problem, and correctional rehabilitation, which provided the vision and methods to reintegrate offenders as law-abiding citizens.
In this retrospective, I argue that we should also be guided by a third social force: The movement for evidence-based practice. In order to realise the potential of evidence-based practice, we need to support more and better research on sexual offender treatment. ..Source.. by R. Karl Hanson