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Blake Roby 4/12/08 The article opens by comparing sexual offending to many other mental conditions; stating that it cannot be cured. There is no “quick fix” treatment, however according to the article, contemporary cognitive behavioral treatment helps offenders learn to control their behavior. Through this process, offenders are able to recognize their patterns and avoid tempting situations. While sexual offending cannot be cured, the offenders can choose to change their behaviors through this treatment. According to studies in the 70’s and 80’s, this sort of treatment was proven to work, proven through studies of sexual offenders with treatment, versus those without treatment (Furby, Weinrott, & Blackshaw, 1989). Today, this treatment has been confirmed to reduce the rates of sexual reoffending by 40% (Hanson, Gordon, Harris, Marques, Murphy, Quinsey, & Seto, 2002). According to the US Department of Justice, pedophiles that molest boys, and rapists of adult women, are the types of offenders most likely to repeat the same offenses at rates of 52%
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course SYG 2430 taught by Professor Lindalotz during the Spring '08 term at South Florida Community College.

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