A 14- to 24-year longitudinal study of a comprehensive sexual health model treatment program for adolescent sex offenders: Predictors of successful completion and subsequent criminal recidivism

William Seabloom, Mary E. Seabloom, Eric Seabloom, Robert Barron, Sharon Hendrickson

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Abstract

The study determines the effectiveness of a sexuality-positive adolescent sexual offender treatment program and examines subsequent criminal recidivism in the three outcome groups (completed, withdrawn, referred). The sample consists of 122 adolescent males and their families (491 individuals). Of the demographic variables, only living situation was significant, such that patients living with parents were more likely to graduate. None of the behavioral variables were found to be significant. Of the treatment variables, length of time in the program and participation in the Family Journey Seminar were included in the final model. When they were included in the model, no other treatment variable were significantly related to probability of graduation. There were no arrests or convictions for sex-related crimes in the population of participants that successfully completed the program. This group was also less likely than the other groups to be arrested (p = 0.014) or convicted (p = 0.004) across all crime categories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-481
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright:
Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Adolescent sex offenders
  • Sex offender recidivism
  • Sex offender treatment
  • Sexuality

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