Week Eight - PSY 265 - Discussion Question Two

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Discussion Question Two 1 Running head: DISCUSSION QUESTION TWO Discussion Question Two University of Phoenix Discussion Question Two
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Identify four possible treatments for sex offenders. Answer the Critical Thinking question on p. 631(Ch. 18). Four possible treatments for sex offenders include group therapy, empathy training, chemical castration through the utilization of anti-androgen drugs, and castration. When it comes to prisons, research has a majority of prisoners do not receive adequate therapy; they are prone to committing the same offense when they are released. Group therapy was designed to put people together that have the same tendencies in order for them to better relate to one another while
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Unformatted text preview: excluding the potential for trickery. Empathy training focuses on the offender becoming more sensitive in regard to his/her victims. Medical interventions such as castration certainly cause the sexual drive of the person to decrease. Such a person may still have the capacity to have an erection even though testes are no longer there. Such a method, however, is deemed as extreme. Additionally, research has shown that this method is not much more effective than the others. Chemical castration is sometimes considered to be better since it is reversible. 2...
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