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ERIC Number: EJ843721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Adult Sexual Offenders: Current Issues and Future Directions
Geffner, Robert; Franey, Kristina Crumpton; Falconer, Robert
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v12 n3-4 p1-16 2003
Sex offender research is still in its infancy, but our knowledge about adult sex offenders has increased in the last several decades. However, public interest in the issues of assessment, treatment, and recidivism with respect to risk and safety has increased substantially during this time. This article provides an introduction to the significant issues involved in the assessment, treatment, and current state-of-the-science for adult sex offenders. Prevalence rates are discussed, but these are more difficult to narrow down due to definitional problems. In addition, controversial issues involving diagnoses, classification, public notification, and risk assessment are introduced, and the goals of this volume are described. The purpose of this volume is to provide current information regarding what is known about sex offenders so that appropriate assessment, treatment, and prevention techniques can be developed and utilized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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