The Application of the Good Lives Model to Women Who Commit Sexual Offenses
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Purpose of Review
Despite increased studies which have identified the treatment needs of women who commit sex offenses, there are no empirically derived treatment models based upon a comprehensive theoretical paradigm.
Although current treatment models include similar goals and approaches, there are some important distinctions. The following article provides an overview of two treatment models, gender-responsive treatment and gendered strength-based treatment. These models were then examined to determine whether they could be integrated within a comprehensive theoretical rehabilitation framework such as the Good Lives Model.
The Good Lives Model provides a comprehensive theoretical framework that allows for integration of the gender-responsive and gendered strength-based treatment models. These treatment models utilize strength-based approaches, risk-need-responsivity principles, cognitive behavioral techniques, and relational processes to foster change.
KeywordsGood lives model Offender rehabilitation Women sex offenses
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