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No More Victims

Pennie Farrell, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., says, “80% of sex offenders who successfully complete a certified treatment program never commit another sex crime.” In this video, Dr. Farrell shares insights from her 21 plus years experience treating sex offenders. She explains what she is trying to accomplish with her website,http://www.SexOffenderInformationStat…, and she compares recidivism rates between treated sex offenders and other non-sex crime offenders. Other questions she explores are, Why are some sex offenders not treatable? Why do some fail while others succeed? What are the changes sex offenders go through in treatment? and Are sex offenders ever cured? Her answers surprise most people. YouTube Video

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  1. KathieG.

    How about the stats on how many recidivate without “certified treatment?” And she is touting a 20% recidivism rate. Sorry, dear, I’m not buyin’ it!!

  2. JB

    1.9% recidivism rate. Why can’t these people get their facts straight?

  3. Tired of hiding

    I am sick of this and I have decided to put up a similar website only my site will have nothing but ACTUAL facts. Her site states “Finally A Place for the Truth”

    Well guess what…Two can play that game!

    I will post the url once the site is active so everyone can view it and contribute.

    • KathieG.

      “Finally a place for the truth,” she says. Yeah, well when is she gonna’ tell it?

      I look forward to your website, Tired of Hiding.

  4. A

    If I’m not mistaken, the recidivism rate is a numbers game. When a parolee or probationer is placed back into custody, it is usually due to a technical violation in which no laws were broken. Here in Calif. it is extremely difficult to abide by all of these conditions. It is possible, as I am experiencing first hand. But I have not truly lived in these past 2+ years out. Only subsisted.

    • Janice Bellucci

      You are correct. According to the CDCR, almost 87 percent of registered citizens who return to prison are there because of parole violations such as drinking a beer on Saturday night. Only 1.9 percent of them return to prison because of a new sex crime. See California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) report, 2012 Outcome Evaluation Report, October 2012, page 30.

  5. DavidLM

    National U.S. Recidivism (Re-Offense) Rates for Criminal Offenses, 3 years After Release

    1. Vehicle Thefts, 78.8%*
    2. Selling stolen property, 77.4%*
    3. Burglary, 74%*
    4. Larceny, 74.6%*
    5. Possessing stolen weapons, 70.2%*
    6. Robbery, 70.2%*
    7. Domestic Battery, 41%**
    8. Drugs, 27%*
    9. Rape 2.5%* / Sexual Assault or Rape 5.3%**
    10. Murder 1.2%*

  6. DavidLM

    Sex offenses against minors reported to police, 35.6% were allegedly committed by other minors, according to a 2009 study published by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. One out of eight of those juvenile offenders was under 12.

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