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How to Establish and Maintain Security in the Treatment of Sexual Offenders

Author(s): Friedemann Pfäfflin

Journal: Sexual Offender Treatment
ISSN 1862-2941

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: sex offenders | treatment | security

The title of the 8th conference of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO) held in Athens, Greece, October 6-9, 2004, was Sex Offending is Everybody’s Business. In the opening address of the conference, reported here, this general motto is first reflected in a historical perspective before the question of how security in the treatment of sexual offenders may be established and maintained is discussed on a number of different levels. These levels are (1) practical ones, listing what IATSO has been and will be doing in pursuit of establishing and maintaining security; (2) political ones reflecting the context in which such endeavors are undertaken; and (3) psychotherapeutic ones.
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