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Sex Offender Treatment: Engagement and Satisfaction

Pennix, Stephan (2017) Sex Offender Treatment: Engagement and Satisfaction. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

Sexual offending has become one of the most important and controversial areas in the field of criminal justice. One component of particular importance is the rehabilitation of sex offenders. Each day sexual offenders are released back into society and sexual reoffending becomes one of the biggest concerns for researchers and policy makers. Treatment programs have attempted to address sexual reoffending, but few have sought to understand the perceptions of sexual offenders and their levels of engagement while in treatment. The purpose of this study is to understand sex offenders’ level of satisfaction with the treatment they received while attending treatment in rural South-Western, Virginia. Sex offenders were surveyed about their experience in treatment and their satisfaction with the treatment they received. Sex offender engagement was also measured through facilitator-completed monthly progress reports: examining attendance, participation rating score, and phase in treatment. Ultimately, sex offenders who engage in the treatment process may be more likely to be satisfied with the treatment they received.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Stephan Pennix
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 18:08
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 18:08
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/379

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