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Unformatted text preview: abuse than at any previous time in history-classify sex offenders in order to a. assess risk for sentencing purposes b. determine amenability to treatment c. understand the etiology of such disorders so that prevention/early intervention can reduce frequency- rapists are motivated by power or anger and child molesters are classified as (pedophiles-only children) or regressed(attracted to adults, occasionally children) -clinicians and corrections personnel who have used physiological testing have validated that many offenders have wide range of victims, age levels, and sexual deviances-trying to fit sex offenders into categories is not always possible-obsession with porn, voyeurism, phone calls, and indecent exposure are hands-off behavior that can lead to more serious hands on behavior such as rape-not all aberrant sexual behavior involves victims...
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- Spring '08