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This handbook combines the latest theory on a high-profile, complex subject in criminology, exploring the legal and ethical dimensions of society’s response to sex offenders in jurisdictions from the USA to Japan.
- The first publication to offer a detailed and wide-ranging analysis of legal and ethical issues relating to sex offender treatment and management
- Covers a range of related issues, from media coverage to equality duties
- Presents research from numerous national jurisdictions including the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, and Israel
- Includes perspectives from respected leading academics and practitioners, including William Marshall, Tony Ward, Doug Boer, Daniel Wilcox, and Marnie Rice
Karen Harrison is Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Hull, UK. She has published several articles on the use of pharmacotherapy with high-risk sex offenders and is the author of Dangerousness, Risk and the Governance of Serious Sexual and Violent Offenders (2011) and is the editor of Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in The Community (2010). Dr Harrison is an editorial board member of the Journal of Sexual Aggression and the Prison Service Journal as well as associate editor of Sexual Offender Treatment.
Bernadette Rainey is a Lecturer at Cardiff Law School, UK, and the Director of the Cardiff Law School Centre for Human Rights and Public Law. She has published work on several areas of human rights law, including equality duties and sexual offenders.
Table of Contents
About the Contributors ix
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? 3
2 Human Rights and Sexual Offenders 18
3 Sex Offenders, Consent to Treatment and the Politics of Risk 38
4 Special Offender Groups and Equality: A Duty to Treat Differently? 63
5 Expert Evidence, Ethics and the Law 82
6 Ethical Issues in Sex Offender Research 97
Tony Ward and Gwenda Willis
7 Reintegrative and Disintegrative Shaming: Legal and Ethical Issues 113
8 "Castrate 'Em!": Treatments, Cures and Ethical Considerations in UK Press Coverage of "Chemical Castration" 129
9 Sentencing Sex Offenders: An International Comparison of Sentencing Policy and Legislation 150
10 Sentencing and Crime Policy for Sex Offenders in Japan: The Possible Impact of the Lay Judge System 168
11 Unique Disadvantages, Unique Needs: Native American Sex Offenders 180
Nora V. Demleitner
12 Mandated Reporting Laws: Experiences from Israel 201
Part Two Legal and Ethical Issues in Risk Treatment 217
13 Treatment for Adult Sex Offenders: May We Reject the Null Hypothesis? 219
Marnie E. Rice and Grant T. Harris
14 Ethical Issues in Treating Sexual Offenders: Applying Empirically Based Process Features of Treatment Delivery 236
W.L. Marshall and L.E. Marshall
15 A Forensic Psychologist’s Involvement in Working with Sex Offenders 251
Daniel T. Wilcox
16 Punishment and the Rehabilitation of Sex Offenders: An Ethical Maelstrom 271
Tony Ward and Chelsea Rose
17 Distinguishing Moral and Clinical Decisions in Sex Offender Programs: The Good Lives Model and Virtue Ethics 287
18 Pharmacological Treatment of Sexual Offenders and Its Legal and Ethical Aspects 302
Raphaela Basdekis-Jozsa, Daniel Turner and Peer Briken
19 Female Sexual Offenders: The Need for a Gender-Responsive Approach 321
Sherry 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 341
Jeffrey 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 356
22 A More Ethical Way of Working: Circles of Support and Accountability 372
Stephen Hanvey and Mechtild Höing
23 Ethical Practice and the Use of the Polygraph in Working with Sex Offenders 388
Daniel T. Wilcox
24 Sex Offender Civil Commitment: Legal and Ethical Issues 406
Rebecca L. Jackson and Christmas N. Covell
25 Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: A Systematic Review of the Literature 424
Daniel Pacheco and J.C. Barnes
26 The Traveling Sex Offender: Monitoring Movements across International Borders 445
27 Hell is Other People: The Importance of Controlling Pedophilic Activity 462
Xanthè Mallett and Jann Karp