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Treatment Based on Risk1Treatment Based on RiskBrittany Hatton-SorensonCPSS/405February 11, 2019Mary A NewshamUniversity of Phoenix
Treatment Based on Risk2IntroductionThe case of Jerry is not a unique one when comparing it to other sex offenders who have any kind of sexual attraction to younger children. Jerry is a man who is 53 years old and is getting ready to be released from a correctional facility in the next two weeks. Jerry has served his time for his crimes but there are still other issues that need to be addressed. Jerry admitted during his initial interview that he had a sexual attraction to younger girls, his current sentence was a twenty-year sentence for the assault on a twelve-year-old. His justification for his crimes was that he had a hard time controlling his urges when he was around young girls. While he was in prison, he was receiving treatment and counseling but, upon his release he was still going to need treatment. Assessment ResultsWhen seeking the best possible treatment for Jerry there are factors that need to be taken into consideration. These factors are age, sex, sexual introduction, and the seriousness of the offense. Jerry will go through the testing of the Static 99 assessment to determine the best course of action and treatment. “Static-99 is a ten-item actuarial assessment instrument created by R. Karl Hanson, Ph.D. and David Thornton, Ph.D. for use with adult male sexual offenders who are at least 18 year of age at time of release to the community” ("Static-99/static-99r", n.d.). This is the best assessment that can be done when determining the best treatment options for Jerry. Upon completion of the assessment Jerry would be classified as a level three offender once he is released back into the community. The ten-panel assessment asked for information that was not available so there is a chance that his status could be changed but based off the