It is estimated that relapse prevention methods are employed in more than 90% of all North American sex offender treatment programs (of which there are more than 2,000). Comparable statistics are true in most industrialized countries around the world. Over the last decade a great deal has been learned about the treatment of sexual offenders, and particularly about relapse prevention. This sourcebook provides clinicians with the most current, practical information about working with sex offenders to prevent relapse. It reflects the advances and insights of the past decade since the publication of Relapse Prevention with Sex Offenders, focusing on the major reconceptualizations, revisions, and innovations that will chart treatment programs for the first decade of the new millennium.

Relapse Prevention with Sexual Murderers

Relapse Prevention with Sexual Murderers

Relapse prevention with sexual murderers
JoannaClarkeH. M. Prison Service, London
Adam J.CarterH. M. Prison Brixton, London

In 1997, more than 3,500 life sentence prisoners were incarcerated in England and Wales, constituting approximately 6% of the total prison population. Of these, more than three quarters had been convicted of murder. The procedure is such in England that a vast majority of these life sentence prisoners (lifers) ...

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