Sex Offenders Case Study

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Beech, Anthony R, Leam A Craig and Kevin D Brown. 2009. ‘’A Community Residential Treatment Approach for Sexual Abusers’’, Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: A Handbook. Eldridge, Hilary and Donald Findlater. 349-364. West Sussex, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

This chapter focuses on the Wolvercote Clinic, a positive treatment facility for high risk sex offenders to gain skills to assist them in their rehabilitation process and prepare them for life in the community. The authors acknowledge that it is essential for offenders to be taught skills in recognising and dealing with emotional and physical risk factors, managing feelings, developing social and positive thinking skills as well as sexual fantasy management. The authors argue that without the teaching of these skills in the facility, sexual offenders will find it challenging to reintegrate into the community which could lead to offence relapse. This chapter was useful in identifying key skills that sex offenders must obtain before being released into the community to heighten the chances of success and for that reason it could assist me in my role as a probation and parole officer in my scenario (nine).

Brown, Kevin, Jon Spencer, Jo Deakin, 2007, ‘’The Reintegration of Sex Offenders: Barriers and Opportunities for Employment’’, The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 46 (1) 32-42, accessed 10 March 2014, DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2007.00452.x

This article focuses on the barriers faced by sex offenders, regarding employment, and the anxieties that employers experience when employing sex offenders. The authors address the main barriers of employment, including poor levels of education and skills, employer discrimination, drug and alcohol addiction, lack of family support, an...

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This article reports on research conducted regarding convicted child sex offender’s expectations and experiences of reintegration into the community both prior and post release. It is noted that the majority of sex offenders interviewed feared their release and struggled to live in society once released. The authors argue that this is a result of simplistic reintegration planning that aimed to manage risk factors rather than promote rehabilitation. The authors acknowledge the need for reintegration processes to consider the requirements of offenders, victims and the community in order to be effective. This article was useful for showing the importance of comprehensive reintegration plans to make the outcome satisfying to the offender and the community and for that reason could assist me in my role as a probation and parole officer in scenario nine.
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