Extending Rehabilitative Principles to Violent Sexual Offenders

Judith V. Becker, Jill D. Stinson

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Sex offenders in correctional or other forensic residential settings present a number of challenges for those responsible for treating and assessing their risk to the community. This chapter argues that the Risk-Need-Responsivity model is applicable to this section of the population, as consideration of their risk to the community, their diverse treatment needs, and factors that affect their willingness and ability to benefit from treatment all effect their likelihood of engaging in future acts of sexual violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUsing Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199914609
ISBN (Print)9780195384642
StatePublished - Sep 22 2011


  • Community risk
  • Recidivism
  • Risk-need-responsivity
  • Sex offenders
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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