Forensic Management of Sexual Offenders

  • Robert Alan Prentky
  • Ann Wolbert Burgess

Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (PISE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Robert Alan Prentky, Ann Wolbert Burgess
    Pages 1-8
  3. Robert Alan Prentky, Ann Wolbert Burgess
    Pages 9-23
  4. Robert Alan Prentky, Ann Wolbert Burgess
    Pages 25-69
  5. Robert Alan Prentky, Ann Wolbert Burgess
    Pages 71-98
  6. Robert Alan Prentky, Ann Wolbert Burgess
    Pages 99-141
  7. Robert Alan Prentky, Ann Wolbert Burgess
    Pages 143-181
  8. Robert Alan Prentky, Ann Wolbert Burgess
    Pages 183-201
  9. Robert Alan Prentky, Ann Wolbert Burgess
    Pages 203-243
  10. Robert Alan Prentky, Ann Wolbert Burgess
    Pages 245-265
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 267-331

About this book

Introduction

Over the past several decades the seeming escalation of crimes involving sexually deviant, coercive, and aggressive behavior has become an increasingly serious problem, manifested in costs to both victims and society at large. The long-term psychological impact of sexual assault on adult and child victims has been documented numerous times. The costs incurred by society include a network of medical and psychological services provided to aid victim recovery, the investigation, trial, and incarceration of offenders-often in segregated units or special facilities-and the invisible but tangible blanket of fear that forces potential victims to schedule normal daily activities around issues of safety. Despite the gravity of the problem, there has been a paucity of empirical research directed at the etiology, course, remediation, and management of sexually deviant and coercive behavior. In treating these disorders and in making crucial decisions about how to manage these offenders, clinicians have been forced to rely on their personal experience. Such experience by its nature is unsystematic and lacks the validation that empirical research provides. The lack of sound empirical data addressing the problem is certainly noteworthy, though not surprising. The paucity of research in this area may well be attributable to historical scientific timidity about most aspects of sexual behavior. In 1922 Dr. Robert L.

Keywords

Disposition Management Violence assessment diagnosis

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Alan Prentky
    • 1
  • Ann Wolbert Burgess
    • 2
  1. 1.Justice Resource InstituteBridgewaterUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4159-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6866-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4159-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2161
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