The Wiley–Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment and Management

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  • 520 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This vital new work on the legal and ethical dimensions of dealing with sex offenders is the first of its kind and fills a gap in the academic literature. It assembles a broad spectrum of research from numerous national jurisdictions including the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, Germany,  Netherlands, Japan, and Israel, reflecting the rising international profile of the subject among academics and policy makers. As well as covering a range of legal and ethical concerns, such as human rights and sentencing policy, the volume features dedicated material on the legal and ethical issues involved in risk treatment and risk management.

Chapters explore a range of current theoretical perspectives and feature content from leading voices on sex offender treatment and management, including  contributions from William Marshalll, Tony Ward, Doug Boer, Daniel Wilcox, and Marnie Rice. They include analysis of the ethics relating to media coverage of sex offenders, sentencing policy, expert evidence, consent and equality duties. Authors cover pharmacological approaches to treatment, the registration of offenders, and targeted approaches to management in cases involving women and ethnic minority offenders, with further contributions examining core issues such as the efficacy, or otherwise, of managing and treating those convicted of sexual crimes. This new publication combines the latest theory with a wealth of international perspectives on a high–profile, and highly complex, subject.

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About the Contributors ix

Preface xvi

Abbreviations xxiv

Part One Treating and Managing Sexual Offender Risk in Context: Legal and Ethical Concerns 1

1 Sexual Offenses, Law and Morals: Can Behavior and Attitudes Be Changed by Legal and Moral Efforts? 3Knut Hermstad

2 Human Rights and Sexual Offenders 18Bernadette Rainey

3 Sex Offenders, Consent to Treatment and the Politics of Risk 38Phil Fennell

4 Special Offender Groups and Equality: A Duty to Treat Differently? 63Bernadette Rainey

5 Expert Evidence, Ethics and the Law 82Tony Ward

6 Ethical Issues in Sex Offender Research 97Tony Ward and Gwenda Willis

7 Reintegrative and Disintegrative Shaming: Legal and Ethical Issues 113Anne–Marie McAlinden

8 "Castrate ′Em!": Treatments, Cures and Ethical Considerations in UK Press Coverage of "Chemical Castration" 129Peter Brown

9 Sentencing Sex Offenders: An International Comparison of Sentencing Policy and Legislation 150Karen Harrison

10 Sentencing and Crime Policy for Sex Offenders in Japan: The Possible Impact of the Lay Judge System 168Mari Hirayama

11 Unique Disadvantages, Unique Needs: Native American Sex Offenders 180Nora V. Demleitner

12 Mandated Reporting Laws: Experiences from Israel 201Sheri Oz

Part Two Legal and Ethical Issues in Risk Treatment 217

13 Treatment for Adult Sex Offenders: May We Reject the Null Hypothesis? 219Marnie E. Rice and Grant T. Harris

14 Ethical Issues in Treating Sexual Offenders: Applying Empirically Based Process Features of Treatment Delivery 236W.L. Marshall and L.E. Marshall

15 A Forensic Psychologist s Involvement in Working with Sex Offenders 251Daniel T. Wilcox

16 Punishment and the Rehabilitation of Sex Offenders: An Ethical Maelstrom 271Tony Ward and Chelsea Rose

17 Distinguishing Moral and Clinical Decisions in Sex Offender Programs: The Good Lives Model and Virtue Ethics 287Bill Glaser

18 Pharmacological Treatment of Sexual Offenders and Its Legal and Ethical Aspects 302Raphaela Basdekis–Jozsa, Daniel Turner and Peer Briken

19 Female Sexual Offenders: The Need for a Gender–Responsive Approach 321Sherry Ashfi eld, Sheila Brotherston, Hilary Eldridge and Ian Elliott

Part Three Legal and Ethical Issues in Risk Management 339

20 A Convergent Approach to Sex Offender Risk Assessment 341Jeffrey C. Singer, Douglas P. Boer and Martin Rettenberger

21 Sex Offender Registration in the United States and the United Kingdom: Emerging Legal and Ethical Debates 356Terry Thomas

22 A More Ethical Way of Working: Circles of Support and Accountability 372Stephen Hanvey and Mechtild Höing

23 Ethical Practice and the Use of the Polygraph in Working with Sex Offenders 388Daniel T. Wilcox

24 Sex Offender Civil Commitment: Legal and Ethical Issues 406Rebecca L. Jackson and Christmas N. Covell

25 Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: A Systematic Review of the Literature 424Daniel Pacheco and J.C. Barnes

26 The Traveling Sex Offender: Monitoring Movements across International Borders 445Terry Thomas

27 Hell is Other People: The Importance of Controlling Pedophilic Activity 462Xanthè Mallett and Jann Karp

Index 479

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Karen Harrison
Bernadette Rainey
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