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  • Treatment of Sex Offenders
  • • Treatment of an offender is the action taken or the process used so rehabilitation can be realized. • There are many conflicting reports on how effective the programs are. A majority of the population feels the treatment is a waste of time.
  • • Someone who has a sexual interest in children or gets sexual pleasure from violence has some form of mental illness. • There has been an increase in the amount of people being sentenced for violent sexual assault. Since nineteen eighty there has been a fifteen percent increase in rape. This is one of the fastest increases of any violent crime.
  • Three types of sex offenders: • First offender: no previous record and with quick intervention their recidivism rate can be reduced significantly • Chronic offender: offender may have a mental condition that can usually mentally slow, inept and impulsive, usually beyond the standard treatment methods and require more intense treatment be treated with medication • Controlled Chronic offender: has sexual fantasies that they like to play out, serial offenders and are considered to be cold and calculating in their actions. serial offenders and are considered to be cold and calculating in their actions, antisocial.
  • • An analysis technique known as meta-analysis is used to study the results of a series of results to make generalizations of the effectiveness of treatment. • one study the recidivism rate for treated sex offenders was eleven percent while the recidivism rate for sexual offenders that were untreated was seventeen point six percent • It also showed that child molesters that were treated showed an eighteen percent recidivism rate while untreated child molesters showed a twenty five percent recidivism rate. • Treatment can cut the recidivism rate in half for child molesters and exhibitionists but it shows little difference in rapists when comparing treated offenders to non treated offenders.
  • Obstacles of Treatment • The public just wants to see these people locked up and punished. • Society causes obstacles because they are reluctant to provide money for these types of programs. • Most of the money provided for these programs goes for community based programs anyway so they receive little help while in prison. This leads to untreated sexual offenders being released back into society without any treatment . • The political arena are afraid to support treatment programs for sexual offenders. If it is known that they support these types of programs they are sometimes considered to be “soft on crime”. • Prisons offer treatment programs but the quality of these programs is questionable. • There tends to be high staff turn over in these facilities and the pay for the staff offering these programs also tends to be low.
  • • The cost of housing a sexual offender can be double or triple that of other offenders. One reason for this is the fact that they run the risk of being victimized and have to be isolated from the general population.
  • • There are different types of treatment programs. The three main types of treatment that have been used the majority of the time are behavioral, cognitive and medical.
  • Cognitive Method • The cognitive method is a little more mental. This approach tries to get the sexual offender to change the way they view their sex life and the world around them. It also focuses on how the interact with other people. They basically need to learn new roles and ways to function in society. One important lesson to learn from this type of treatment is to learn to recognize the danger signs of an impeding victimization and find ways to direct those feelings in a different, more positive direction.
  • Medication • Medication is used to reduce the amount of testosterone in the sexual offender. The goal of medication treatment is to reduce or suppress the deviant sexual urges or fantasies. • The medication only works while the drug is being taken.
  • Castration • By surgically removing the testicles of a sexual offender this will take away the sexual urge.
  • • Psychological treatment focuses on more positive things. • It was found that adopting a more positive approach and focusing on the offender’s strengths produced better results. • It is believed that the offenders need to be taught certain skills in order to reform. Some of the skills that are focused on in a more positive approach are self- esteem, acceptance of responsibility, relationship skills, coping and mood management, sexual interest and having a self-management plan.
  • • It is vital that the sexual offender has a desire to change their behavior and develop a normal sexual drive or at least be able to control their urges.
  • • If we can find an effective form of treatment which will reduce the recidivism rate of sexual offenses it will be a win win situation for the public, the future victims, the correctional facilities, and the sexual offender themselves.