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Treatment Based on RiskCase Study of Sal11/19/2018Mary Newhams
The higher of a risk an offender is, the more intensive their treatment needs to be. In much research I’ve seen that much to my dismay the system disregards the intensity behind the level of risk a sexual predator is, and tends to treat them all the same, which doesn’t work for higher risk offenders.The case study I have read through, is about a young man, aged 20, named Sal. Sal was held responsible for frequently watching his 4 year old cousin Maria. He would tell her that he wanted to play a game with her, and if she lost the game, Sal would touch her, and if she didn’t allow him to touch her, he would tell her mother she lost the game, and Maria feared her mother would get mad at her for losing the game, and due to that manipulation Sal was able to sexually touch her, and telling her that she wasn’t allowed to tell anyone or that she [Maria] would get into trouble. One day while Maria was attending pre-school, she broke down and told her teacher what her cousin Sal had been doing to her, which lead Maria’s teacher to calling the police, and Sal being placed into custody where he is currently undergoing psychological rehabilitation treatment. Sal stated to the police that Maria said she enjoyed playing the game, and he minimalized the situation by stating that it was ‘only touching’.After reading the case study for Sal, I used the Static 99 assessment, to score him on his risk factor, I’ll explain how I scored him based on the 10 questions asked. Due to the lack of information in the case study, I placed aged of release at 18-34.9, which