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ERIC Number: EJ1237267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Psychological Approaches in the Treatment of Sex Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities
Jones, Emma; Chaplin, Eddie
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v33 n1 p79-100 Jan 2020
Background: Despite considerable advance and growth in the evidence base for psychological interventions as treatment for sex offenders with intellectual disabilities (ID), there remains limited evidence to support their effectiveness. This systematic review seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of psychological interventions on reducing reoffending rates for sex offenders with ID. Methods: A search of ten electronic databases, grey literature and reference lists was conducted using PRISMA methodology. Results: A number of studies appeared to establish positive treatment outcomes, demonstrated by improvements in attitudinal change, victim empathy and sexual knowledge. However, reductions in sexual reoffending during the follow-up period were not consistent across the studies. No studies with an adequate control comparison were identified during the search. Conclusions: The current review provides limited evidence on the effectiveness of psychological interventions for sex offenders with ID, while also highlighting the need for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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