The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment and Management

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sex Offender Treatment and Management

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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
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  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • 175.26 x 246.38 x 33.02mm | 929.86g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119945550
  • 9781119945550
  • 2,416,659

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This vital new work on the legal and ethical dimensions ofdealing with sex offenders is the first of its kind and fills a gapin the academic literature. It assembles a broad spectrum ofresearch from numerous national jurisdictions including the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, and Israel, reflecting the rising internationalprofile of the subject among academics and policy makers. As wellas covering a range of legal and ethical concerns, such as humanrights and sentencing policy, the volume features dedicatedmaterial on the legal and ethical issues involved in risk treatmentand risk management.

Chapters explore a range of current theoretical perspectives andfeature content from leading voices on sex offender treatment andmanagement, including contributions from William Marshalll, Tony Ward, Doug Boer, Daniel Wilcox, and Marnie Rice. They includeanalysis of the ethics relating to media coverage of sex offenders, sentencing policy, expert evidence, consent and equality duties.Authors cover pharmacological approaches to treatment, theregistration of offenders, and targeted approaches to management incases involving women and ethnic minority offenders, with furthercontributions examining core issues such as the efficacy, orotherwise, of managing and treating those convicted of sexualcrimes. This new publication combines the latest theory with awealth of international perspectives on a high-profile, and highlycomplex, subject.
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Table of contents

About the Contributors ix Preface xvi Abbreviations xxiv 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 Knut Hermstad 2 Human Rights and Sexual Offenders 18 Bernadette Rainey 3 Sex Offenders, Consent to Treatment and the Politics of Risk 38 Phil Fennell 4 Special Offender Groups and Equality: A Duty to Treat Differently? 63 Bernadette Rainey 5 Expert Evidence, Ethics and the Law 82 Tony Ward 6 Ethical Issues in Sex Offender Research 97 Tony Ward and Gwenda Willis 7 Reintegrative and Disintegrative Shaming: Legal and Ethical Issues 113 Anne-Marie McAlinden 8 "Castrate 'Em!": Treatments, Cures and Ethical Considerations in UK Press Coverage of "Chemical Castration" 129 Peter Brown 9 Sentencing Sex Offenders: An International Comparison of Sentencing Policy and Legislation 150 Karen Harrison 10 Sentencing and Crime Policy for Sex Offenders in Japan: The Possible Impact of the Lay Judge System 168 Mari Hirayama 11 Unique Disadvantages, Unique Needs: Native American Sex Offenders 180 Nora V. Demleitner 12 Mandated Reporting Laws: Experiences from Israel 201 Sheri Oz 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 Bill Glaser 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 Terry Thomas 22 A More Ethical Way of Working: Circles of Support and Accountability 372 Stephen Hanvey and Mechtild Hoing 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 Terry Thomas 27 Hell is Other People: The Importance of Controlling Pedophilic Activity 462 Xanthe Mallett and Jann Karp Index 479
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Review Text

"However, the book is an important collection of thought-provoking essays that stimulate and challenge policy makers, academics and practice-based readers." (The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 5 January 2015)
"This comprehensive collection of chapters from a stellar cast of contributors clearly fills a gap in the literature and brings together some genuinely international thinking . " (Prison Service Journal, 1 July 2013)
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...the book is an important collection of thought-provoking essays that stimulate and challenge policy makers, academics and practice-based readers. (The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 5 January 2015) This comprehensive collection of chapters from a stellar cast of contributors clearly fills a gap in the literature and brings together some genuinely international thinking . (Prison Service Journal, 1 July 2013)
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About Bernadette Rainey

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.
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