Human rights and the treatment of sex offenders

Ward, Tony, Gannon, Theresa A. and Birgden, Astrid 2007, Human rights and the treatment of sex offenders, Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 195-216, doi: 10.1007/s11194-007-9053-4.

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Title Human rights and the treatment of sex offenders
Author(s) Ward, Tony
Gannon, Theresa A.
Birgden, Astrid
Journal name Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment
Volume number 19
Issue number 3
Start page 195
End page 216
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2007-09
ISSN 1079-0632
Keyword(s) human rights
sexual offenders
Summary Human rights create a protective zone around persons and allow them the opportunity to further their own valued personal projects without interference from others. All human beings hold human rights and that includes sex offenders, although some of their freedom rights may be legitimately curtailed by the State. In this paper we apply the concept of human rights to sex offenders. First we briefly analyze the concept of human rights, their structure, and justification. Second, we apply our own model of human rights to the assessment and treatment of sex offenders. We conclude that a significant advantage of a human rights approach is that it is able to integrate the value and capability aspects of offender treatment.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11194-007-9053-4
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Springer Science + Business Media
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