publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Preliminary Results of the Louisiana Sex Offender Treatment Program

Underwood, Lee A.; Dailey, Frances L.L.; Merino, Carrie; Crump, Yolanda;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Dec 2015 Journal: Journal of Prison Education and Reentry (issn: 2387-2306, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: VCU Libraries
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to offer preliminary support for the Louisiana Sex Offender Treatment Program (LSOTP) in addressing the needs of juvenile sex offenders. Research objectives were (1) to offer statistical evidence for reductions in anxiety, depression, cognitive distortion and negative attitudes towards women comparing a group of 21 adolescents, 12 of whom received services as usual and nine of whom participated in the LSOTP. A controlled experimental evaluation design was utilized. The juvenile sex offenders were randomly assigned to the experimental group for 12 weeks receiving treatment services and a control group receiving care “as usual” in a r...
Subjects
free text keywords: Juvenile Sex Offenders, Cognitive Distortions, Treatment Model, Theory and practice of education, LB5-3640, Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, HV1-9960, Cognition, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, Clinical psychology, Psychology, Juvenile, Modalities, Statistical evidence, Evaluation design, Best practice, Sex offender
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