The Size and Sign of Treatment Effects in Sex Offender Therapy

  title={The Size and Sign of Treatment Effects in Sex Offender Therapy},
  author={Marnie E. Rice and Grant T. Harris},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • M. Rice, G. Harris
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Psychology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: We review scientific criteria for the minimally useful evaluation of psychosocial treatment for sex offenders. The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers recently supported a meta‐analysis ( Hanson et al., 2002 ) of the effectiveness of psychological treatment for sex offenders. It was concluded that current treatments for sex offenders reduce recidivism. In this chapter, we reevaluate the evidence. Whereas the random assignment studies yielded results that provided no… 
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