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Supervision and Treatment of Sex Offenders, Revised Edition

NCJ Number
G A Kercher
Date Published
298 pages
This book is designed to assist public servants in the State of Texas who handle sex offenders.
The book offers supervising officers, child protective service workers, human service workers, counselors, judges and district attorneys a systematic statement about the supervision and treatment of sex offenders. Data are presented in seven sections, with selected sub-topics: (1) Sex Offender Profiles (legal concerns, danger to the community, treatment or punishment, possibility of change); (2) The Origins of Sexual Offending (biological influences, parents, sociocultural context); (3) Assessing Treatment Approaches (treatment goals, psychological tests); (4) Sex Offender Treatment (cognitive restructuring, relapse prevention, chemical use and abuse groups); (5) The Officer and the Treatment Process (choosing a treatment provider, monitoring progress); (6) The Presentence Investigation (offender's personal history, family history, impact upon victim); and (7) Supervising Sex Offenders (restitution requirements, rules of supervision, violations and revocation issues). Tables, figures, notes, bibliographies, glossary, appendixes