ERIC Number: ED153165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Treatment Programs for Sex Offenders.
Brecher, Edward M.
This survey report presents information on 20 treatment programs in 12 states which are directly concerned with the existing sexual problems and future behavior of correctional inmates, probationers, and parolees. Three additional programs which are no longer in operation, but have considerable historical interest, are also described. The programs reviewed fall into two broad categories: institutions, mental hospitals, or special institutions for sex offenders; and community-based programs for offenders (including probationers and parolees) living in the community. No attempt is made to evaluate each program individually, or to rank them comparatively. Rather, report recommendations call attention to the wide range of alternatives being explored, and from which those planning to launch additional programs can make a selection appropriate to their problems, goals, and resources. Excluded from this survey is a wide range of treatment programs, both institutional and community, which are available to offenders generally, including sex offenders, but which are not tailored to the specifically sexual problems of sex offenders. Appended material includes descriptions of nine additional treatment programs, an evaluation of sex offender treatment programs, and a state-by-state list of directors of treatment programs for sex offenders. A list of bibliographic references is provided. (Author)
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Community Involvement, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminals, Program Descriptions, Rape, Rehabilitation Programs, Sexuality
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock number 027-000-00591-8)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Correctional Association, College Park, MD.