Effective treatment and preparation for successful reintegration can be better achieved if the needs and risks of incarcerated offenders are taken into consideration by correctional practitioners and scholars. Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions offers a unique opportunity to examine the different populations behind bars (e.g. chronically and mentally ill, homosexual, illegal immigrants, veterans, radicalized inmates, etc.), as well as their needs and the corresponding impediments for rehabilitation and reintegration. Author Lior Gideon takes a rehabilitative and reiterative approach to discuss and differentiate between the needs of these various categories of inmates, and provides in depth discussions-not available in other correctional texts-about the specific needs, risks and policy recommendations when working with present-day special needs offenders. Each chapter is followed by suggested readings and relevant websites that will enable readers to further enhance understanding of the issues and potential solutions discussed in the chapter. Further, each chapter has discussion questions specifically designed to promote class discussions. The text concludes with a theoretical framework for future policy implications and practices.

Sex Offenders behind Bars: Considerations for Assessment and Treatment

Sex offenders behind bars: Considerations for assessment and treatment
ChristianMaile, CynthiaCalkins-Mercado and ElizabethJeglic


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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