Award Date

1-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Number of Pages

100

Abstract

This study examines the effect of training on referrals to an outpatient adolescent sexual offender treatment program. Fifty-two juvenile court probation officers were trained to assess and identify adolescent sex offenders who met program referral criteria. Pre- and post-training tests were administered to measure the effect of training on a subject's knowledge and understanding of sex offender assessment. Utilizing the Juvenile Sexual Offender Decision Criteria Form (University of Washington, 1986), referrals before and following training were evaluated to determine if they met program criteria. Analysis of the data suggested that training improved subjects' knowledge and understanding, but not their ability to correctly identify adolescent sex offenders who met program referral criteria. Methodological problems, interagency differences, minimal treatment/referral options, and training inadequacies may explain the obtained results.

Keywords

Adolescents; Effect; Offender; Outpatient; Programs; Referrals; Sex; Training; Treatment

Controlled Subject

Psychology; Clinical psychology; Criminology

File Format

pdf

File Size

3133.44 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/i8hi-vfpz


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