Multisystemic treatment of antisocial behavior in children and adolescents. Guilford; New York: Some individual state laws are even more draconian. Conduct problems. Effectiveness studies e.
We believe that the combined failure of these three studies to support CBT-RP had a chilling effect on federal funding for sex offender treatment research. Peer Relations Studies have shown that juvenile sexual offenders are more likely to be socially inept and isolated from same-age peers than are other juvenile offenders or nondelinquent youths Blaske et al.
In direct response to this concern, some boards are developing protocols to permit the implementation of evidence-based interventions M.
An American travesty: Legal response to adolescent sexual offending. Journal of Adolescent Research. Social agencies whose professionals have the requisite expertise can work with the media to ensure an accurate portrayal of recidivism risk and can work with local, state, and federal legislators to help ensure that language in new bills reflects differences between adult and juvenile sexual offenders.
Klin and Cohen noted that an acknowledgement of ignorance is ethical but insufficient—where there is ignorance there is also a mandate for responsible, respectful, and continued research.
Letourneau and Charles M. The comparative costs and benefits of programs to reduce crime. MST has been in development for more than 25 years and is widely regarded as one of the best validated treatments for juvenile nonsexual offenders Elliott, ; U. Matching Treatment to Psychosocial Needs MST has been in development for more than 25 years and is widely regarded as one of the best validated treatments for juvenile nonsexual offenders Elliott, ; U.
In addition, ATSA b recently took the step of developing separate assessment and treatment standards for adult and juvenile sexual offenders, based on the recognition that developmental differences between adults and children demand separate intervention strategies.
Randomized clinical trials are the most powerful and ethically defensible way to evaluate treatments for juveniles who sexually offend.