A Systematic Review of Risk Assessment Techniques for Sexual Offenders: A Proposal on Integration of Counseling Models
This systematic review summarizes current techniques for accessing recidivism for sexual offenders. It includes both an overview of risk assessment tools and current treatment models: Relapse Prevention, RiskNeed-Responsivity, the Self-Regulation Model, and the Good Lives Model. Studies were gathered from databases such as MEDLINE and Pubmed, as well as current books and presentations by clinicians in the field. This review suggests that the movement to an integrated, individualized approach to treatment offers the best rehabilitation of sexual offenders.