This paper aims to provide a rationale for the development of a community‐based group for men with intellectual disability who have been involved in sexually inappropriate behaviour but may not have been charged.
The group was based on a cognitive behavioural model: group process and adaptations are briefly described. The group has been run on two occasions and preliminary data on outcome are provided.
Participants show a reduction in attitudes consistent with offending, an increase in sexual knowledge, and a more external locus of control on completion of the group. One of the 12 men who attended was recorded as offending again within 18 months of group completion; however, three moved to less well supervised placements.
It is concluded that this style of treatment has some advantages over other models and may be more effective, yet further research is required.
Rose, J., Rose, D., Hawkins, C. and Anderson, C. (2012), "A sex offender treatment group for men with intellectual disabilities in a community setting", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 21-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636641211204432Download as .RIS
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