Moral repair with offenders : ethical issues arising From victimization experiences

Ward, Tony and Moreton, Gill 2008, Moral repair with offenders : ethical issues arising From victimization experiences, Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 305-322, doi: 10.1177/1079063208322423.

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Title Moral repair with offenders : ethical issues arising From victimization experiences
Author(s) Ward, Tony
Moreton, Gill
Journal name Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment
Volume number 20
Issue number 3
Start page 305
End page 322
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 1079-0632
Keyword(s) moral repair
professional ethics
sex offenders
Summary In this article, the authors examine the relevance of the concept of moral repair for sex offenders who have been victims of sexual or physical abuse. First, they briefly review the literature on victimization rates and effects in sexual offenders. Second, the notion of moral repair and its constituent tasks is examined with particular emphasis given to Margaret Walker's recent analysis of the concept. Third, the concept of moral repair is applied to offenders and its implications and possible constraints discussed. Fourth, the authors outline a normative framework for addressing victimization issues with sexual offenders, drawing on the resources of human rights theory and strength-based treatment approaches. Finally, they conclude with a brief consideration of the ethical and clinical implications of their normative model.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1079063208322423
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
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