What is the Effect of Treatment on High Risk Offenders?

Last Updated on July 15th, 2022 at 12:32 pm
Originally Published on January 21st, 2022 at 05:17 pm
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Implications for Mitigation


A look at two studies of sexual recidivism in a population of over 2,000 sexual offenders.


Most of the research assessing the effect of treatment for those committing a sexual crime provides support for the efficacy of treatment in reducing recidivism. Two metanalysis conducted in 2005 and 2009 showed up to a 43% reduction in recidivism risk for those who completed treatment. It is also well known that aging in and of itself reduces engagement in violent and sexual crimes.

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