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This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e 

Where Should We Intervene?: Dynamic Predictors of Sexual Offense Recidivism
Where should we intervene?: Dynamic predictors of sexual offense recidivism
R. KarlHanson, Andrew J. R.Harris, Department of the Solicitor General of Canada

When the specific goal is to prevent sexual offense recidivism, there is almost no empirical foundation for identifying treatment targets or determining whether interventions have been successful (Hanson, 1998). All those who provide treatment, community supervision, or risk assessments for sexual offenders must, nevertheless, identify the factors that they believe are related to sexual offense recidivism. This is a difficult task. Experienced clinicians are frequently unable to differentiate between sexual offenders who benefited from treatment and those who did not (Dix, 1976; Rice, Quinsey, & Harris, 1989; Ryan & Miyoshi, 1990).

Hanson and Bussière's (1998) review ...

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