Even though questions about the causes of sexual offending have been asked for many years, they remain important today, primarily because definitive answers have been exceptionally hard to find. While research has generated important insights about the etiology of sexual offending, our understanding of the causes and origins of sexually abusive behavior arguably remains rudimentary. There are multiple reasons why it is important to be concerned with the etiology of sexual offending.
Actuarial Risk Assessment: A risk assessment based upon risk factors which have been researched and demonstrated to be statistically significant in the prediction of re-offense or dangerousness. Adjudication: The process of rendering a judicial decision as to whether the facts alleged in a petition or other pleading are true; an adjudicatory hearing is that court proceeding in which it is determined whether the allegations of the petition are supported by legally-admissible evidence. Aftercare: The portion of treatment that occurs after formal termination or graduation from the primary treatment program.
Jump to navigation. Sex offender treatment is different than other therapies for adults. Sex offender treatment is a serious and encouraging process which focuses on learning specialized strategies for stopping abusive behavior, being accountable and taking responsibility for harm done.
Special to The Colorado Sun. The laws requiring the names of convicted sex offenders nationwide to be catalogued, and available to the public, bear the names of children sexually assaulted and murdered by predators who had committed sex offenses before. The goal was to prevent the same from happening to other children.
Traditional sex offender treatment differs from other forms of counseling due to limited emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and a greater reliance on confrontation to achieve treatment goals. Cognitive behavioral group therapy has been the popular choice for treating sex offenders, but recent trends in research show support for a holistic approach based on Adlerian psychotherapy, also known as individual psychology. Individual psychology emphasizes social interest, style of life, responsibility, feelings of superiority and inferiority, and relationship.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. The purpose of sexual offender probation is to safely supervise youth charged with criminal sexual conduct in the least restrictive placement while protecting the community and decreasing the risk of re-offending through supervision, counseling and treatment. A number of variables are considered in determining the level of court supervision and intervention.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Skip to Main Content. Sign In. These offenders represent unique challenges for probation and parole agencies who are responsible for supervising them.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. By Jennifer Bleyer, published November 3, - last reviewed on June 10,