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Christian Maile, Cynthia Calkins-Mercado & Elizabeth Jeglic

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Chapter 10: Sex Offenders behind Bars: Considerations for Assessment and Treatment

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Sex Offenders behind Bars: Considerations for Assessment and Treatment
Sex offenders behind bars: Considerations for assessment and treatment
ChristianMaile, CynthiaCalkins-Mercado and ElizabethJeglic
Introduction

Recent estimates suggest there are over 600,000 sex offenders registered in the United States (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2007). The impact of these offenders' crimes has affected a significant proportion of the population. According to one recent national epidemiological study, 32.3% of women and 14.2% of men reported experiencing some form of childhood sexual abuse (Briere & Elliott, 2003). Furthermore, research indicates that approximately 12.7% of adult women will be raped at some point in their lives (Resnick, Acierno, Holmes, Kilpatrick, & Jager, 1999). As a result of sexual assault and abuse, many victims experience negative psychological sequelae such as depression, substance ...

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