To many survivors and advocates, the experience of sexual assault is so horrifying that any recidivism risk is too high. He had always had trouble talking to girls. Boomer Boomer says:.
I thought of myself at that age being highly sexualized. That figure takes into account all crimes, including parole violations, not just sex crimes. The data on treatment is limited, but what there is points toward the value of therapy.
Currently, there is no law that denies sex offenders the right to receive treatment for other issues such as drug or alcohol addiction. After those meetings end and the men leave the house for good, Cheryl and Jennifer may never know what becomes of them.
Spitzer says the seven high-risk sex offenders were released as the result of a ruling by Court Commissioner Joseph Dane. They have also all repeatedly violated parole. Meanwhile, therapy—when paired with tough parole restrictions—can significantly reduce the chance of re-offending, according to the American Psychological Association.
Inresearch published in the American Journal of Public Health suggested that strict laws about registration, surveillance and residency can create a feeling of hopelessness and isolation that can actually facilitate re-offense.
Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana. Cheryl, a clinical social worker, and Jennifer, a licensed professional counselor, oversee the weekly meetings in the bungalow. Because this analysis is subject to change depending upon recent cases and legal developments, you should not rely on this summary as legal advice.