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Dangerous Sex Offenders

A Task Force Report of the American Psychiatric Association

American Psychiatric Association

  • ISBN 978-0-89042-280-9
  • Item #2280

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  • Preface. Epidemiology of sex offenders. Sexual predator commitment laws: legal issues. Paraphilias: prevalence, characteristics, evaluation, and cognitive-behavioral treatment. Juvenile sex offenders. Pharmacological treatment of sexual offenders. Sexual offender recidivism. Frequently asked questions. Policy recommendations. Index.

This straight-shooting book should be read by mental health professionals, criminal justice personnel, and legislators who must deal with these difficult issues.—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Readers of Dangerous Sex Offenders will find an unusually cogent synopsis of interesting and controversial issues. It is authoritative and well referenced without undo academic interruption. . . . Dangerous Sex Offenders is worth a critical reading. There is a good summary of important issues, research recommendations and policy recommendations.—Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

This authoritative examination of recent research and legal responses to sex offenders provides an even-handed introduction to a highly controversial social issue. . . . This well-documented text is a wonderful example of scientific and ethical understanding of human behavior that should influence policy making.—Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health

While the intended audience is primarily those in forensic psychiatry and psychology, the book has much wider appeal. . . . This is, in short, a very welcome book.—Sexual and Relationship Therapy

It is concise, well-written and addresses this complex, prevalent, unresolved social problem.—Psychiatric Times

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