The main goal of these recommendations was to assess the effectiveness of pharmacological treatments for adolescents with paraphilic disorders who are sexual offenders or at-risk of becoming sexual offenders. Treatments that are psychosocial and psychotherapeutic were also examined. Particularly when compared to adults, adolescents with paraphilic illnesses pose a different therapeutic challenge. Additionally, the majority of the published treatment programmes have made use of psycho-educational, familial, and cognitive behavioral interventions. Adolescent psychological therapy is based on the idea that sexually inappropriate behavior can be controlled by the offender and that more mature behaviors can be taught. These recommendations’ major goals are to raise the standard of care and support medical professionals in making clinical judgements and viability. An algorithm is proposed for the treatment of paraphilic disorders in adolescent sexual offenders or those who are at risk.
2015 The relationship between mental disorder and recidivism in sexual offenders
The significance of mental illness as a risk factor for violence has been contested, with substantial consequences for clinical treatment and mental health policy. Although this relationship has lately been called into doubt in relation to sexual offenders, mental health diagnoses often have no effect on recidivism in offender samples. In the current, prospective analysis, the significance of various mental health diagnoses and pertinent co-morbidity is evaluated as predictors of various types of recidivism in two different samples of sexual offenders who were followed up to 27 years in the community. According to the findings, neither on their own nor in multivariate categories did mental health diagnoses predict recidivism, albeit comorbid drug use disorders and a few personality disorders did exhibit some construct power.
2015 Restorative justice, offender rehabilitation and desistance
The conceptual differences between rehabilitation, restorative justice, and desistance conceptions of criminal offender cessation are examined in this essay. The main goal of this discussion is to consider the role and usefulness of a restorative model as a recidivism reduction tool. Over the past twenty years or so, theoretical and empirical study has concentrated on restorative justice, a novel, inclusive approach to dealing with crime. Although the practice side of RJ is progressing significantly, there are still some conceptually ambiguous areas in the way the model(s) are developed. The absence of integration with the field of correctional rehabilitation and, to a lesser extent, desistance theories and research, are persistent issues. The three sets of concepts were linked in this study in a way that upholds the integrity and worth of each viewpoint while also recognizing that each has its own “natural” bounds and application areas
Being sexually attracted to minors: Sexual development, coping with forbidden feelings, and relieving sexual arousal in self-identified pedophiles
This article tries to shed more light on pedophilic attraction, risk, and protective variables for offence in nonclinical paedophiles. A few participants were asked questions on their sexuality, coping mechanisms, and sexual self-regulation. Many participants had psychological issues as a result of finding it difficult to admit their early-stage paedophilia. Additionally, many people committed sex crimes when they were adolescents and still coming to terms with their emotions. Early identification of risk variables and the beginning of remedies appear crucial in deterring crime. Additionally, findings imply that increasing paedophilia awareness and giving paedophiles social support and control can reduce the chance of offending.
Does GPS improve recidivism among high risk sex offenders? Outcomes for California’s GPS pilot for high risk sex offender parolees
One of the most contentious aspects of current correctional policy has been the supervision and monitoring of sex offenders. Due to the horrifying crimes committed by sex offenders, the public has called for increased levels of offender scrutiny. However, critics point to recent legislation that imposes onerous housing restrictions along with public reprimands that prevent many offenders from successfully reentering society. In contrast to the surveillance and monitoring provided by specialized sex offender caseloads, the current study tests the effectiveness of GPS tracking for high risk sex offender parolees. GPS sex offenders were marginally less likely to abscond and be found guilty of failing to register than non-GPS offenders, demonstrating relative success in achieving two purposes of sex offender legislation: knowing where sex offenders are and ensuring they are registered. Furthermore, GPS offenders were less likely to be charged with a brand-new criminal offence; nevertheless, there was no discernible changes in the nature of brand-new criminal offences.
2014 Antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction
In the general population, both sexual dysfunction and depression are prevalent. It is possible for them to negatively affect one another in both directions when they coexist. Although no medication can be totally blamed for causing sexual dysfunction, serotonergic drugs like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and are mostly often linked to antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction. Long-term treatment compliance could be jeopardized, which could have negative effects. Different psychological and pharmaceutical techniques, such as the sporadic use of sildenafil, may provide some relief.
2014 Through the eyes of the wounded: A narrative analysis of children’s sexual abuse experiences and recovery process.
Several children who have experienced sexual abuse undergo counselling, but the scholarly literature significantly lacks their own opinions on the assault, the consequences of disclosing it, and the healing process. By examining the trauma narratives that kids wrote as part of a therapy session, this study filled this gap. Three themes emerged from the qualitative analysis: memories of the abuse, the disclosure and its consequences, and the healing process. In order to improve the effectiveness of the care given, counselling experts are given recommendations based on descriptions of children’s thoughts, feelings, and beliefs regarding their experiences.
2014 Damned if you do, damned if you don’t…if you are a girl: Relational and normative contexts of adolescent sexting in the United States.
Using open-ended questionnaires, this study investigates the relational, normative, gender, and age dynamics of adolescent sexting in the USA. In the study, boys and girls were equally likely to engage in sexting, but girls were more likely to feel pressure to do so, especially from boys. Whether they had sex or not, girls were frequently labelled severely (e.g., “slut”) but boys were essentially exempt from censure. The normative environment and the need for acceptance, despite some adolescents’ expressed concerns that sexting would harm their reputations, propelled some of them to engage in the behavior, according to research. In the discussion, implications and potential directions for further study are presented.
2014 CANTOR Elevated rates of a typical handedness in pedophilia: Theory and implication.
Genetics, prenatal stress, and postnatal environmental circumstances are only a few of the many variables that affect handedness. Numerous populations with neuropathology have been found to have a characteristic handedness, whether it takes the form of greater sinistralIty or less lateral preference. A typical sexual tendencies, particularly paedophilia, are associated with lower frequencies of right-handedness. In order to identify the pattern of a typical handedness in paedophilia, this paper analyses the biggest sample of individuals who have ever had phallometric assessment. In particular, this work builds on past research’s dichotomous categorization of participants as either right- or left-handed and/or use of self-reported writing hand by utilizing the laterality quotient of the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory.
2012 Wise mind risky mind: A conceptualization of dialectical behavior therapy concepts and its application to sexual offender treatment.
This essay intends to provide a reconceptualization of dialectic behavior therapy (DBT), “wise mind risky mind,” and its application to the treatment of sexual offenders. This reframing may offer an alternate way of viewing the therapy of sexual offenders and shows some potential in tackling problems with general, affective, cognitive, and sexual dysregulation. The wise mind risky mind dialectical construct offer clients and therapists a shared language that captures and validates the experiential challenges that clients have in successfully regulating their risk for sexual offence. Clients can benefit from help controlling issues with dysregulation in a variety of domains by incorporating DBT ideas into conventional programmes for treating sexual offenders. When addressing the dynamics of sexual offending, it can also provide a more comprehensive therapy approach.