Victim empathy intervention with sexual offenders: rehabilitation, punishment, or correctional quackery?

@article{Mann2013VictimEI,
  title={Victim empathy intervention with sexual offenders: rehabilitation, punishment, or correctional quackery?},
  author={Ruth E. Mann and Georgia D Barnett},
  journal={Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={282-301}
}
A sexual offender is thought to have victim empathy when he has a cognitive and emotional understanding of the experience of the victim of his sexual offense. Most sex offender treatment programs devote significant time to developing victim empathy. The authors examine three meta-analytic studies and some individual studies that suggest victim empathy work is unnecessary, or even harmful. Service user studies, however, report positive reactions to victim empathy work. The authors conclude that… CONTINUE READING
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