Treating the Sex Offender

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The plight of the convicted sex offender and his chances for treatment are discussed in the light of public opinion and psy chiatric knowledge. Popular myths regarding sex offenders are found to be shared by legislators and law enforcement agents. The numerous jurisdictions and legal definitions are cited as major obstacles to effective treatment for sex offenders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalCrime and Delinquency
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law


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