Behaviour Research Therapy. Also developed at Pentaguishene Mental Health Centre, this 14 item instrument is a modification of the VRAG Violence Risk Appraisal Guide and is used to assess the risk of sexual recidivism of previously convicted sex offenders within a specific period of release.
Examples include differing societal perceptions of maternal behaviour e.
Hunter, J. As such it is necessary to draw on a variety of ideas when thinking about any individual offender. The NSPCC Child Maltreatment Study affirms that female children are more likely to be victims of sexual abuse than males, and that abusers are most likely to be known to the child but not a relative Cawson et al.
Brackenridge, C. The severity of rapid risk assessment for sex offender recidivism rrasor recidivism in Shropshire is difficult to quantify and often the level of deviance is determined by the frequency of offending, the gender of the victim male being doubly deviantand the age of the victim younger, or older victims indicating another facet of deviance.
Consequently we can only talk about such discriminations as typologies, rather than classifications because classification implies that the defining criteria are mutually exclusive.
Kahneman, D. Features that have been shown to contribute to sexual offending, and hence form the basis of treatment targets, include the following: Self-esteem, Social skills deficits, Intimacy deficits, Empathy deficits, Cognitive distortions, Deviant sexual arousal. Assessment of criminal recidivism risk with adolescents who have offended sexually.
Treatment methods which have been shown to be effective with the types of offenders in the programme. Ellis, A.
Finkelhor, D. Sexual offenders are a heterogeneous group, although it is sometimes useful to group them according to victim age or sex, or by the nature of the act. Sexual deviance in females.