Findings from a meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of various treatment interventions for adult sex offenders indicated that, when used in combination with other treatment approaches, biological interventions like testosterone-lowering hormonal treatments may be linked to greater reductions in recidivism for some offenders than the use of psychosocial treatments alone Losel and Schmucker, Kraus, C.
But we just don't know which offenders are which. You have clicked.
Gardner was released from prison in after serving six years for molesting his year-old neighbor. And I believe that society, therefore, has the right to treat all such individuals with existing medication known to reduce their sexual urges.
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The results of studies gauging the likelihood of sexual offenders re-offending vary widely-from as low as 5 percent to as high as 70 percent, or higher. Approximately one-third of the men judged to need the medication but who did not receive it committed a new offense, and nearly 60 percent of these offenses were sex offenses.
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Primary examples include medroxyprogesterone acetate MPA — Depo Provera , leuprolide acetate, cyproterone acetate, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog. You have clicked. Outcome measures included reoffending data and whether new offenses were sexual or nonsexual, parole violations, and reincarcerations.
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