Standards of care for the treatment of Adult Sex Offenders

Eli Coleman, S. Margretta Dwyer, Gene Abel, Wolfgang Berner, James Breiling, Reinhard Eher, Jan Hindman, Ron Langevin, Thore Langfeldt, Michael H. Miner, Friedemann Pfäfflin, Peter Weiss

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A proposed version of these standards was first produced and published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation through input from professional meetings (Coleman & Dwyer, 1990). Since that time, The Standards of Care were reviewed and revised by a group of professionals and unanimously endorsed by voice vote by the participants in the Third International Congress on the Treatment of Sex Offenders held in Minneapolis, MN, September 20-22, 1994. These Standards were again published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (Coleman, Dwyer, Abel, Berner, Breiling, Hindman, Honey-Knopp, Langevin, & Pfäfflin, 1996). Those Standards have been subsequently reviewed by the current authors at the Fifth International Conference on the Treatment of Sex Offenders held in Caracas, Venezuela, March 22-27, 1998 and minor modifications and changes were incorporated into this version. The authors invite feedback from readers. Further revisions are anticipated and will be reviewed by current committee members and at future International Conferences on the Treatment of Sexual Offenders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSex Offender Treatment
Subtitle of host publicationAccomplishments, Challenges and Future Directions
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781317787648
ISBN (Print)9780789019820
StatePublished - Oct 23 2013

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  • Assessment
  • Guidelines
  • Sexual offenders
  • Sexual offenses
  • Standards of care
  • Treatment


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