Sex Offenders Rehabilitation

Sex offender treatment

This is a person who has been convicted of having committed a sex offence or crime. What constitutes of sex crime varies with culture and legal legislation. Unlike many crimes, sex offences instill bad feelings and fear among citizens in a given country. Right after incarceration, an assessment is carried out on the sex offender by the concerned psychologists and criminologists specializing in this area. The main aim is to establish the best program that can be used as the best treatment for that particular individual. The assessment continues all throughout the sentence period prior to the release into the community. Research shows that there is not much difference realized even after treating sex offenders. However, after rehabilitation the sex offenders are less likely to reoffend (Tierney & McCabe, 2005). Their rates reduce to approximately ten percent as compared to those who do not receive rehabilitation, whose rates stands at about seventeen percent.

The treatment process

The sex treatment process incorporates several aspects. It will focus on the treatment of the faulty and negative mindedness of the sex offender. It will also try to lay its efforts in addressing the unhealthy emotions exhibited by the sex offender. In addition, the program will also try to lay focus on healthy sexuality as well as stress management techniques. The treatment process will also focus on methods and strategies that aim at combating any deviant psychological arousal conditions that may be exhibited by the sex offender (Hunter, 2006).

 Alternative modalities

Apart from the counseling aspects discussed above, some laws have been formulated that aim at minimizing the rates of sex crime as well as trying to combat recidivism among the sex offenders. Based on the case at hand, sex offenders may be subjected to severe sentences.


Hunter, S. V. (2006). Understanding the complexity of child sexual abuse: A review of the literature with implications for family counseling. The Family Journal, 14 (4), 139-358.

Tierney, D. W., & McCabe, M. P. (2005). The utility of the Trans-theoretical Model of Behavior Change in the treatment of sex offenders. Sexual Abuse. A Journal of Research and Treatment, 17(2), 153-170.