The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the efficacy of current treatments implemented with adolescents who sexually offend. Extensive electronic and manual searches were conducted. Only studies consisting of empirical data, a comparison group, a minimum of 30 participants, and were published between 2000 and 2011 were eligible. Seven studies were found permissible for review. The review revealed that available research addressing treatment effectiveness is extremely limited. The most commonly implemented treatments found to be used with the adolescent sexually offending population were Multisystemic Therapy and Offense Specific/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The models proved to be effective in addressing different behaviors and cognitions that were specific to the individual study. Follow-up reports showed that the target population sexually recidivated in small percentages and criminally recidivated in larger percentages. Policy implications for sex offender registry and implications for social work practice are discussed.
|Advisor:||Chambers, Ruth M.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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