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Establishing a sex offender treatment programme within a prison

  • C. Jones (a1)
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In 1991 the Prison Service began to develop a programme of treatment for sex offenders in custody. HMP Risley was the first establishment to successfully establish and run the ‘Core Treatment Programme’. This paper examines some of the issues involved in setting up such a programme, which was designed to be implemented by relatively inexperienced staff.

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Thornton, D. & Hogue, T. (1993) The large-scale provisions of programmes for imprisoned sex offenders: issues, dilemmas and progress. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 3, 371380.
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BJPsych Bulletin
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Establishing a sex offender treatment programme within a prison

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