Treatment gain for sexual offenders against children predicts reduced recidivism: a comparative validity study.

@article{Beggs2011TreatmentGF,
  title={Treatment gain for sexual offenders against children predicts reduced recidivism: a comparative validity study.},
  author={Sarah M Beggs and Randolph C Grace},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={
          182-192
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether pro-social treatment change in sexual offenders would predict reductions in recidivism beyond static and dynamic risk factors measured at pretreatment and whether different methods for assessing change based on self-reports and structured clinical rating systems would show convergent validity. METHOD We compared 3 methods for assessing treatment change with a sample of adult male sexual offenders against children (n = 218) who completed a prison-based cognitive… CONTINUE READING
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