Victim Empathy and Sex Offender Therapy
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This paper addresses current trends in therapy for sex offenders that are based on developing empathy for the victim. This paper cites literature which shows overwhelmingly that therapists believe "victim empathy" if approached with a well-trained, informed and experienced professional, has more positive outcomes than other methods. The writer concludes that effective therapy involves some sort of meeting, under therapeutic circumstances, for the victim and the offender.
Sample of Sources Used:
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