Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 9:27 am
Psychological treatment for sexual offenders is effective
"UC research shows that psychological treatment for sexual offenders is effective
Research by University of Canterbury (UC) students has found that psychological treatment for sexual offenders is effective and offenders who show more improvement in treatment are less likely to re-offend, UC Professor Randolph Grace said today.
That treatment helped may seem a no-brainer but demonstrating a causal link between prison-based treatment programmes and reductions in re-offending was very challenging, he said. UC research has been the first in the world to demonstrate that specific treatment gains were linked to reductions in recidivism by sexual offenders, he said.
"There’s a lot of debate about the efficacy of psychological treatment for sexual offend"
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