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UT: Sex offender treatment – Is it working?

If an individual is convicted of a sex offense, he or she is required to follow a number of rules, including registering as a sex offender, serving time in prison or on probation, and undergoing psychological treatment. Full Article

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Regarding the original article; I have something very relevant and important to add in the public comment section, but i am not allowed.

“At some point, hopefully in most cases, we’ve reduced the risk factors and likeliness to re-offend.”

Funny how they don’t mention that the re-offense rates for SOs is already lower than everyone else, less murderers. The article would sound pretty trivial.

Once I was released from custody, I was lucky to get into a treatment program with a pretty good staff and very knowledgeable and compassionate counselor. The program helped me to understand why I made such a reckless choice in my life, there are reasons for it. I was quite successful and my life was destroyed because of it. The treatment program was beneficial. However, the horrific experience of being ground through the justice system and being incarcerated did nothing but fill me full of fierce resentment and a hatred towards the government and the system, fill me full of… Read more »

Please note that I am not a psychologist or doctor of any kind. I’m a reasonably well-read former military intelligence analyst grandson of a rocket scientist. I tend to make reasonable (to me) presumptions, admittedly on partial facts (former occupational hazard). Though stubborn to a fault, I have no problem with being proven wrong. The following is just my opinion, for what it’s worth. If any presumptions below are incorrect and changes any corresponding opinion, please provide a link and I will print it out and eat it. DWIs and drug users are always court ordered to “treatment” as a… Read more »

It must be noted that most child marriages in the past were not consensual, at least not by the people getting married, but required the consent of the parents. That was the real issue with Romeo and Juliette, parental control, not underage sex. The reasons were not of love, but economics, religion and tradition. Marriage was, and is advocated nowadays by some fundamentalists, Christian, Muslim, as soon as it is possible to conceive. This also was to limit the possibility of unauthorized sex and illegitimate children. This is because the girl is the property of the father until such ownership… Read more »

There’s no doubt in my mind that some arranged marriages were not consensual. That’s just basic human nature which is mostly unchanged throughout time. That the underlying reasons were traditional or economical doesn’t change that those marriages were consensual. The concept that marriage is about love and love only is relatively new in world history terms, only going back a couple hundred years at most. I’m hesitant to guess how many arranged marriages were consensual or opposed because there is simply no earthly way to know. I don’t think art or literature at the time is a reasonable measure. Artists… Read more »

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