Commitment as an adjunct to sex offender treatment

Maria T. Molett, Liles Arnold, Walter Meyer

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Abstract

Society is becoming less and less tolerant of individuals who have a history of sex offending behavior, even though they have served their time in prison. Notification and registration laws are common but there is no scientific evidence that they work to protect society. Civil commitment is occurring in inpatient facilities in 15 states. The newest approach is in Texas, where civil commitment is taking place as an outpatient program. There is a strong need to follow these programs closely to monitor their effectiveness and cost, as well as their impact on community safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-553
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Commitment as an adjunct to sex offender treatment. / Molett, Maria T.; Arnold, Liles; Meyer, Walter.

In: Current Opinion in Psychiatry, Vol. 14, No. 6, 2001, p. 549-553.

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Molett, Maria T. ; Arnold, Liles ; Meyer, Walter. / Commitment as an adjunct to sex offender treatment. In: Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 2001 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 549-553.
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