Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders
Editor: Anthony R. Beech
Editor: Leam A. Craig
Editor: Kevin D. Browne
A comprehensive resource for practitioners working with sexual offenders.
Discusses assessments and interventions, as well as providing a comprehensive literature review
There are around 10,000 convictions or cautions for sexual offences in the UK each year; early evidence
suggests that treatment programmes can halve re-conviction rates
Edited by a University of Birmingham team who are world leaders in researching this area; the subject is
of interest worldwide, with strong markets in Canada and New Zealand
Includes material on managing offenders with developmental disabilities and those with Dangerous and
Severe Personality Disorder
Anthony R. Beech
Anthony R. Beech, D.Phil, FBPsS, C.Psychol (Forensic) is Professor of Criminological
Psychology,University of Birmingham.
Leam A. Craig
Leam A. Craig PhD, MSc, CSci, AFBPsS, EuroPsy C.Psychol(Forensic) is a Consultant Forensic
Psychologist and Partner at Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd.
Kevin D. Browne
Kevin D. Browne, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.Sc., C.Psychol. (Forensic), C.Biol. is Professor of Forensic
Psychology and Child Health and Director of Education in the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations
(I-WHO), University of Nottingham.
"Within this book, Beech and his colleagues have set out to provide a comprehensive body of knowledge
for professionals with a remit for assessing and treating sex offenders.9 This aim has been meticulously
developed and it offers a scholarly, though accessible resource of great value within this field.9 For its
breadth and thoroughness in achieving this objective, I commend it highly."
"This is an exceptionally valuable compendium combining current knowledge and recent advances in the
field of sex offender theory, research and practice."
"The text has a number of strengths which distinguishes it from the rapidly growing corpus in this field.
The most notable of these is the emphasis on applying the general techniques and concepts of
assessment and treatment to specific sex offender populations. This includes groups that are often
neglected such as female and juvenile sex offenders, as well as sex offenders with Learning difficulties
and/or mental health problems. A further strength is the discussion of the utility and evidenced efficacy on
comparatively new measures used in England and Wales, such as the penile plethysmograph and
polygraph. Such discussions are essential given current trends in penal policy and practice with sex
offenders. For those practitioners, academics and students who are interested in the assessment and
treatment of sex offenders this Handbook is a significant addition to the literature and should be placed
within easy reach on the bookshelf."