The ethics of care and treatment of sex offenders

Ward, Tony and Salmon, Karen 2011, The ethics of care and treatment of sex offenders, Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 397-413, doi: 10.1177/1079063210382049.

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Title The ethics of care and treatment of sex offenders
Author(s) Ward, Tony
Salmon, Karen
Journal name Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment
Volume number 23
Issue number 3
Start page 397
End page 413
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1079-0632
Keyword(s) ethics of care
sex offender treatment
Summary The ethics of care acknowledges the importance of establishing and maintaining practices that help people to meet their needs, develop and protect basic capabilities for problem solving, emotional functioning, and social interaction, and avoid pain and suffering. In this article, we explore the contribution an ethics of care perspective can make to work with sex offenders. First, we briefly describe five classes of ethical problems evident in work with sex offenders. Second, the concept of care is defined and a justification for a version of care theory provided. Third, we apply the care ethical theory to ethical issues with sex offenders and demonstrate its value in responding to the five classes of problems outlined earlier.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1079063210382049
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
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