Proposed Treatment Protocols for Sex Offenders Based on Sub-Typology
Creators:Vittie, Josh D.
Advisor:Nygren, Thomas E.
Polifroni, Mark A.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Psychology Honors Theses; 2008
Based on the findings of Robertiello and Terry (2007) this paper evaluates similarities in sex offender sub-types and proposes grouping similar sub-types together for the purpose of treatment. Those sub-types with similar characteristics or are found to have similar responses to treatment options can be grouped together either in prison, in-patient, or out-patient settings and may prove to be more effective treatment protocols than current “one size fits all” sex offender treatment programs. This paper reviews the past 30 years of research on treatment for specific sub-types and integrates it into a larger framework while offering suggestions for future research on the efficacy of grouping these sub-types together. Finally, this review offers the suggestion of providing sexuality training to sex offenders to promote more healthy sexual interactions post treatment.
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