What’s Up With Sex Offender Treatment?


In this episode we review a recent article from the BBC, by Danny Shaw, which reported that a recent study of the sex offender programs in England and Wales showed that completers recidivated at a higher rate than noncompleters. We delve into a discussion on the efficacy of sex offender treatment in general terms, as well as some programmatic difficulties programs encounter.



Shaw, D. (10/8/19). Sex offender: ‘I’ve never had so many deviant thoughts.’ BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49973318

For more on the Good Lives Model visit: https://www.goodlivesmodel.com/

For more on Risk-Need-Responsivity visit: https://www.pbpp.pa.gov/Information/Documents/Research/EBP7.pdf

For more on Cognitive-Behavioral-Therapy (CBT) with sex offenders visit: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

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