An Outcome Evaluation of the Brunswick Correctional Center Sex Offender Residential Treatment (SORT) Program

There is much disagreement among clinicians, politicians, the general public, and researchers about how best to manage sex offenders. Many states have taken punitive approaches, enacting sex-offender registration and civil…


Chapter 1: Introduction
Criminal Justice System Responses to Sex Offenders
Study Purpose 4
Research Questions
Chapter 2: Review of the Sex Offender Recidivism and Correctional Treatment
Sex Offender Recidivism
Principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment as Evidence-Based Practice
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Sex Offenders
Efficacy of Sex Offender Treatment in Reducing Recidivism
Chapter 3: Description of the Sex Offender Residential Treatment (SORT) Program
Referral Process SORT Program Phases
Phase I: Orientation
Phase II: Assessment
Phase III: Treatment Readiness
Phase IV: Treatment
Phase V: Release Planning
Chapter 4: Qualitative Assessment of the SORT Program
SORT as Evidence-Based Practice
Review of Treatment Phase Programming
Observation of Group TherapyConclusions
Chapter 5: Research Design and Methodology
Sample Selection
Human Subject Protection and Confidentiality of Information
Data Collection Variables
Treatment Condition
Risk Assessment Measure
Control Measures
Outcome Measures
Analytic Technique
Chapter 6: Results
Sample Description
Main Effect of Treatment on Recidivism
Interaction Effect of Treatment Completion on Recidivism
Effect of Sex Offender Typology on Recidivism
Multivariate Analyses
Chapter 7: Discussion and Conclusions
Limitations of the Research
Directions for Future Research

Author: Perez, Deanna Maria

Source: University of Maryland

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