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Comparing Various Treatment Options for Sexual Offenders and Their Efficacy Rates

June 2014:


The assessment and treatment of sexual offending has varied greatly within the last 40 years. The establishment of sexual offender treatment began in the 1970's where medical officials focused on reducing criminal psychological or pathologies with the use of physical/chemical castration and various pharmaceutical remedies.

As treatment ideals evolved, cognitive-behavioral treatment became the new focus by way of having the offender accomplish a list of goals. These specific goals allowed the offender to take criminal responsibility for their actions, allowed them to identify and manage their personal problems/behaviors, taught them how to recognize their deviant behavior while teaching them how to eliminate their Cognitive Distortions (CDs) (Terry, 2013).

This paper will explain the various treatment programs available to sexual offenders as well as outlying their respective efficacy rates. ..Source.. by Dr. Cassandra Emery

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