The Correctional Mental Health Handbook is the first book to offer a comprehensive overview of the services provided by correctional mental health professionals for the various populations found in correctional programs and facilities. Edited by Thomas J. Fagan and Robert K. Ax, experts with over 40 years of correctional mental health experience, this unique handbook is divided into three sections. The first section provides a flexible model for organizing mental health services based on staffing levels, facility mission, and local need. The second section considers typical offender problems in many correctional systems and how they are customarily managed. The third section presents various clinical and consultative activities offered by mental health professionals within correctional settings. While the main audience will be correctional mental health professionals and academics involved with training correctional mental health professionals, the Correctional Mental Health Handbook is also an ideal primer for graduate students studying corrections in criminal justice programs. For the student preparing to enter the correctional mental health profession, this indispensable text explains the general characteristics and treatment needs of specific inmate populations including: substance dependent offenders, female offenders, sexual predators, and juvenile offenders.      

Treating and Managing Sexual Offenders and Predators

Treating and Managing Sexual Offenders and Predators

Treating and managing sexual offenders and predators
Andrea FoxBoardman and DavidDeMatteo

Sexual crimes generate tremendous media attention and public outrage. Sexual crimes tear at the fabric of society, regardless of whether committed against adults or children or whether singular or serial in nature. The incidence of sex crimes is notoriously difficult to measure. Ellis (1989) described the low rate at which sexual crimes against adults are reported to police and the even lower rate at which such crimes result in legal consequences for the offenders. Salter (1992) called attention to much higher rates of sexual offending against children than are detected and prosecuted.

A recent Bureau of Justice Statistics report (Greenfield, 1997) integrated the data from more than two dozen statistical ...

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