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Managing Adult Sex Offenders: A Containment Approach

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Date Published
January 1996
349 pages
Based on an NIJ-sponsored research project, this volume presents a model process for managing adult sex offenders in community settings and provides practical guidelines for implementation of this model, which is called a containment approach.
The national study of probation and parole agencies' management of adult felony sex offenders gathered information by means of a literature review, analyses of agency documents, a content analysis of sex offense statutes in 50 States, site visits to 13 jurisdictions, and a telephone survey of 732 probation and parole supervisors across the country. A major finding of the research was that working together, crossing disciplines and agency boundaries, and learning from one another are central to the management of sex offenders in the community. The containment approach is based on management approaches examined during the field visits and is consistent with clinical treatment literature on both victims and offenders. Individual sections explain the containment approach, analyze laws and policies, discuss program implementation issues, and examine multiple aspects of sex offender treatment. Footnotes, sample forms, appended program materials and methodological information, chapter reference lists, and bibliography with approximately 200 references

Date Published: January 1, 1996