1st Edition

Sexual Offender Treatment
Biopsychosocial Perspectives

ISBN 9780789010186
Published November 2, 2000 by Routledge
126 Pages

USD $32.95

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Book Description

Gain a better understanding of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of sex offenders, their crimes, and the treatments that can help them

The treatment of sexual offenders varies from culture to culture and nation to nation. Sexual Offender Treatment: Biopsychosocial Perspectives assists sex therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and psychologists working in sex offender treatment around the world in providing more effective services. This book looks at the behavior of sexual offenders and offers treatment approaches that will stimulate your thinking and help you improve your research and treatment methodologies.

This valuable and informative book introduces and discusses the formation of the new International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, which will advance the existing knowledge about the nature of sexual offenders and sexual offenses, work to improve treatment methods and disseminate information about improved methods, and scientifically evaluate therapeutic methods advocate for the right of sex offenders to effective treatment.

Sexual Offender Treatment: Biopsychosocial Perspectives presents an overview of recent research in the treatment of sexual offenders as presented at the 5th International Conference on the Treatment of Sexual Offenders in 1998 in Caracas, Venezuela. This book explores:

  • the recently revised Standards of Care for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders
  • self-perceived aggression in relation to brain abnormalities in a sample of incarcerated sexual offenders
  • self-concepts and interpersonal perceptions of sexual offenders in relation to brain abnormalities
  • brain abnormalities and violent behavior
  • group family interventions for the treatment of adult male child molesters
  • the experiences of adult and adolescent female sex offenders
  • a 7 step system to treat pedophiles who are mentally retarded, mentally ill or physically handicapped
Sexual Offender Treatment: Biopsychosocial Perspectives provides you with valuable insights and a cross-cultural viewpoint as you benefit from the expertise and experience of international scholars who have set the standards for the treatment of sex offenders.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction: Promoting Sexual Offender Treatment Around the World
  • Standards of Care for the Treatment of Adult Sex Offenders
  • Social Information Processed Self-Perceived Aggression in Relation to Brain Abnormalities in a Sample of Incarcerated Sexual Offenders
  • Self-Concepts and Interpersonal Perceptions of Sexual Offenders in Relation to Brain Abnormalities
  • Brain Abnormalities and Violent Behavior
  • The Treatment of Adult Male Child Molesters Through Group Family Intervention
  • Adult and Adolescent Female Sex Offenders: Experiences Compared to Other Females and Male Sex Offenders
  • RESPECT™: A 7 Step System to Treat Pedophiles Who Are Mentally Retarded, Have Mental Illness, and Physical Handicaps
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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