Sexual Offenders: Resources for Assessment & Treatment

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Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: a Handbook. Edited by Anthony Beech, Leam Craig & Kevin Browne, $115.75

A comprehensive guide for practitioners working with sexual offenders, this resource discusses assessments and interventions, as well as providing a comprehensive literature review. Includes material on managing offenders with developmental disabilities and those with Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder.


Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders. Phil Rich, $111.99

This book provides a broad overview of the literature, theory, and clinical treatment of attachment deficit. It discusses its application in understanding the etiology of juvenile sexual offending, as well as implications for treatment. Issues addressed include the components of attachment and social connection, attachment and the development of personality, neurology and attachment, the development of social competence, and consideration of whether attachment can be learned.


Children as Victims, Witnesses and Offenders: Psychological Science and the Law. Bette Bottoms, et al, $79.95

Grounded in the latest clinical and developmental knowledge, this book brings together leading authorities to examine the critical issues that arise when children and adolescents become involved in the justice system. Chapters explore young people’s capacities, competencies, and special vulnerabilities as victims, witnesses, and defendants. Key topics include:

  • The reliability of children’s abuse disclosures
  • Eyewitness testimony, interviews, and confessions
  • The evolving role of the expert witness
  • The psychological impact of trauma and of legal involvement
  • Factors that shape jurors’ perceptions of children
  • And what works in rehabilitating juvenile offenders

Policies and practices that are not supported by science are identified, and approaches to improving them are discussed.

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Desistance from Sexual Offending: Alternatives to Throwing Away the Keys. D. Richard Laws & Tony Ward, $69.95

This book offers a fresh perspective on treating a population that is often demonized by policymakers, the public, and even clinicians. The authors argue that most sex offenders are "people like us," with the potential to lead meaningful, law-abiding lives — if given a chance and appropriate support. They describe an empirically and theoretically grounded rehabilitation approach, the Good Lives Model, which can be integrated with the assessment and intervention approaches that clinicians already use. Drawing on the latest knowledge about factors promoting desistance from crime, the book discusses how encouraging naturally occurring desistance processes, and directly addressing barriers to community reintegration, can make treatment more effective and long lasting.


The Essential Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment. Clive Hollin, editor, $104.99

This "Essential Handbook" provides a comprehensive review of assessment and treatment, it covers the major offender groups: sex offenders, violent offenders, offenders with mental and personality disorders, and property offenders. A range of treatment approaches are also included, incorporating behavioural, cognitive, skills-based, anger management, school programs, and family-based approaches. 

Whilst retaining its international, high quality appeal, THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK OF OFFENDER ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT is a concise, portable edition for all clinicians, academics and researchers working with offenders across a range of settings.

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The Juvenile Sex Offender, 2nd Edition. Howard Barbaree & William Marshall, $66.95

Research and clinical practice in the area of juvenile sexual offending has advanced considerably over the last decade, and the newly revised second edition of this authoritative work brings the field fully up to date. Updated throughout with the latest empirical findings, the book includes seven entirely new chapters on such essential topics as sexual offending among girls, family and environmental risk factors, assessment, treatment evaluation research, and restorative justice.


Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences and Correction, 3rd Edition. Gail Ryan & Sandy Lane, $87.75

This essential resource is a revised version of the book that set the standard for the understanding and treatment of young people who commit sexual offenses. The Third Edition contains expanded coverage of treatment, including new chapters on therapeutic relationships and the process of change, abuse-specific components of treatment, and offense-specific treatment interventions.  Law enforcement professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, group therapists, and other mental health professionals will benefit from this major revision’s update of ten years of new research and clinical experience.


Sex Offender Treatment Programs in Correctional Settings. Leah Osborn, $89.95

Using perspectives from criminology, police science, sociology, victimology and the law, this text offers current insights into participant selection, treatment, experience and treatment completion.

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Sexual Offender Treatment: Controversial Issues. Wm. Marshall, Y. Fernandez, L. Marshall & G. Serran, editors. $100.99

The knowledge base on sexual offender treatment has become so extensive that following established paths is no longer the only way to expand understanding and improve the assessment and treatment of clients.

Written by established and recognised experts, Sexual Offender Treatment: Controversial Issues explores only the most current, novel and controversial issues in the field of sexual offender treatment. This comprehensive text covers a wide range of issues, such as recidivism risk assessment, diagnostic problems, preparatory programs, psychopathy and online sexuality. The contributors to this book are speculative and provocative, yet base their controversial approaches on evidentiary findings.

With fresh and alternative perspectives offered in each chapter, this volume aims to generate discussions and challenge the reader to reconsider their position on the issues. This innovative collection will appeal to all those working with sexual offenders in a range of capacities.


The Treatment of Sex Offenders with Developmental Disabilities: a Practice Workbook. William Lindsay, $87.75

The Treatment of Sex Offenders with Developmental Disabilities: a Practice Workbook is designed for use in community settings and secured settings such as residential treatment or prison.

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Understanding, Assessing and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, 2nd Edition. Phil Rich, $81.50

This thoroughly updated edition provides a reliable resource for the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of juvenile sexual offenders. Through exploring fundamental beliefs about juvenile sexual offenders, Phil Rich gives insight into the underlying problems, behaviors, and factors that contribute to sexual offending, while encouraging practitioners to develop new ideas and methods to meet their specific clinical orientations and experiences. Useful for both new practitioners and seasoned professionals, this book is timely and indispensable for social workers, counselors, therapists, probation officers, and other professionals who work with juvenile sexual offenders.


Young Men Who Have Sexually Abused: a Case Study Guide. Andrew Durham, $88.99

This important volume explores the current theoretical and practice issues involved in working therapeutically with young men who have sexually abused. Linking theory to practice, Andrew Durham provides detailed case studies of young men who have committed varying acts of inappropriate or harmful sexual behaviours, and explores the therapeutic interventions provided for each.

Key features of this accessible guide include:

  • A clear, practical framework for assessing whether or not a child’s sexual behaviour is a problem
  • Full assessment schedule for determining the risks and needs of young men who have sexually abused
  • Discussion of family assessment and support
  • Guidance for managing difficult foster placements
  • Advice on deciding when a young person is no longer a risk

YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE SEXUALLY ABUSED identifies the need for therapeutic interventions to be holistic and reach beyond purely offence-specific work. It will be a valuable resource for practitioners, academics and students in social work, social care, psychology and residential childcare.

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Complete Booklist

Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: a Handbook. Edited by Anthony Beech, Leam Craig & Kevin Browne, $115.75

Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders. Phil Rich, $111.99

Children as Victims, Witnesses and Offenders: Psychological Science and the Law. Bette Bottoms, et al, $79.99

Desistance from Sexual Offending: Alternatives to Throwing Away the Keys. D. Richard Laws & Tony Ward, $69.95

The Essential Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment. Clive Hollin, editor, $104.99

The Juvenile Sex Offender, 2nd edition. Howard Barbaree, editor, $66.95

Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences and Correction, 3rd Edition. Gail Ryan & Sandy Lane, $87.75

Sex Offender Treatment Programs in Correctional Settings. Leah Osborn, $89.95

Sexual Offender Treatment: Controversial Issues. Wm. Marshall, Y. Fernandez, L. Marshall & G. Serran, editors. $100.99

The Treatment of Sex Offenders with Developmental Disabilities: a Practice Workbook. William Lindsay, $87.75

Understanding, Assessing and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, 2nd Edition. Phil Rich, $81.50

Young Men Who Have Sexually Abused: a Case Study Guide. Andrew Durham, $88.99

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