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ERIC Number: EJ843728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Enhancing Victim Empathy for Sex Offenders
Carich, Mark S.; Metzger, Carole K.; Baig, Mirza S. A.; Harper, Joseph J.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v12 n3-4 p255-276 2003
Victim empathy is a widely used component of sex offender treatment throughout North America and Great Britain. Yet, it has been controversial over the past few years. One of the complications involves giving empathy a solid definition. Empathy was defined as the capacity to express compassion for victims. A multi-level system was developed to help specify the definition. The second issue concerns which methods to use in enhancing victim empathy. A variety of techniques are provided as specific ways in which clinicians can help enhance an offender's empathy level. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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