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***** offenses are among the most heinous crimes that one human being can commit against another. However, a great percentage of the people that commit sexual ********** will be released from prison. For this reason treatment options for these offenders have been carefully researched as it relates to redesigning rehabilitation so that it is restorative in nature instead of punitive.

According to Kaden (1998) the increases in ***** number ***** prisoners and the costs of incarceration, has created a need for ***** development of new tre*****tment ***** sex offenders. This research asserts that specialized treatment can reduce to offenders' tendency to offend again. According ***** the author, "These treatment programs almost universally require the offender to admit responsibility for the offense underlying the conviction as a condition of entry and continued participation in the program.

This is a difficult hurdle ***** sex offenders, who are particularly likely to deny their ********** (***** 1998)." The *****s also assert that empathy ***** positive because it allows the offender to understand some of ***** pa***** that ***** been caused by the crime. In doing so the offender is more aware of ********** actions and less likely to offend again.

Other ***** programs ***** begun to include collaborations w*****h professionals ***** the community. Wilson et al (2000), reports ***** community-based sexual *****er treatment ***** a fairly ***** innovation provoked by awful reoffenses in communities ***** the last ten years (Pepino 1990, West ***** al 2000). Community based programs that collaborate with professionals must ***** the sharing of information ********** is accomplished by incorporating parole supervision with treatment intervention (West et al 2000).


Kaden J. (1998) Therapy for Convicted Sex Offenders: Pursuing Rehabilitation without Incrimination. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. 89 (1), 347.

Pepino, Jane, Chair ***** General Findings and Recommendations of ***** Pepino Inquiry: A Follow-Up. Toronto: CSC.

Wilson R. J., Cripps J. E., Stewart L. Barrett M., Stirpe T. (2000) Community-Based Sex Offender Management: Combining Parole Supervision and Treatment to Reduce Recidivism. Canadian ********** ***** Criminology. 42 (2),


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