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ERIC Number: EJ843740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Treatment Effectiveness for Male Adolescent Sexual Offenders: A Meta-Analysis and Review
Walker, Donald F.; McGovern, Shannon K.; Poey, Evelyn L.; Otis, Kathryn E.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v13 n3-4 p281-293 2004
Research concerning the treatment of sexual offenders has generally focused on the treatment of adult offenders. The effectiveness of treatments for male adolescent sexual offenders (N = 644) was assessed in a meta-analysis of 10 studies. Overall, the results were surprisingly encouraging, suggesting that treatments for male adolescent sexual offenders appear generally effective (r = 0.37). Studies which used self-report measures of outcome obtained a 6% higher effect size than studies which used measures of arousal in response to deviant stimuli, and a 22% higher effect size than studies using actual recidivism rates. A descriptive review of the set of 10 studies indicates that studies utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches were the most effective. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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