Human rights and the treatment of sex offenders.

Ward, Tony and Gannon, Theresa A. and Birgden, A. (2007) Human rights and the treatment of sex offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 19 (3). pp. 195-216. ISSN 1573-286X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Human rights create a protective zone around persons and allow them the opportunity to further their own valued personal projects without interference from others. All human beings hold human rights and that includes sex offenders, although some of their freedom rights may be legitimately curtailed by the State. In this paper we apply the concept of human rights to sex offenders. First we briefly analyze the concept of human rights, their structure, and justification. Second, we apply our own model of human rights to the assessment and treatment of sex offenders. We conclude that a significant advantage of a human rights approach is that it is able to integrate the value and capability aspects of offender treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: human rights; sexual offenders
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 15:45
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 13:24
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