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Physiological And Psychosocial Assessment And Treatment Of Sex Offenders: A Comprehensive Victim-Oriented Program, Robert Marsh, Anthony Walsh Dec 2011

Physiological And Psychosocial Assessment And Treatment Of Sex Offenders: A Comprehensive Victim-Oriented Program, Robert Marsh, Anthony Walsh

Robert L. Marsh

This paper attempts to define the "optimal" sex offender treatment program based on a review of the empirical literature and on the authors' clinical experience with sex offenders. An important first step in any treatment program is the proper assessment of the condition to be treated. Assessment of sex offenders should include the use of the penile plethysmograph and the polygraph, as well as the more traditional methods of psychosocial assessment. These physiological tools are also useful as adjunct treatment tools. It is asserted that restitution therapy be the operating philosophy of any good treatment program, and that various aspects ...


Control Group Study Of Juvenile Diversion Programs: An Experiment In Juvenile Diversion—The Comparison Of Three Methods And A Control Group, Steven Patrick, Robert Marsh, Wade Bundy, Susan Mimura, Tina Perkins Dec 2011

Control Group Study Of Juvenile Diversion Programs: An Experiment In Juvenile Diversion—The Comparison Of Three Methods And A Control Group, Steven Patrick, Robert Marsh, Wade Bundy, Susan Mimura, Tina Perkins

Robert L. Marsh

Juvenile diversion methods have been tested in many states in an effort to reduce recidivism. This paper reports on an experimental juvenile diversion program and the evaluation to assess the effects on recidivism during the experimental period. In this control group design first-time juvenile status offenders were randomly assigned to three experimental groups: Juvenile Accountability Program, Youth Court, or Magistrate Court and compared with an Educational Control group. The data revealed that the Juvenile Accountability diversion program, which diverted offenders from the justice system and held them accountable of their offenses, showed positive signs for reducing recidivism.


Perceptions Of Punishment And Rehabilitation Among Inmates In A Medium Security Prison, Steven Patrick, Robert Marsh Dec 2011

Perceptions Of Punishment And Rehabilitation Among Inmates In A Medium Security Prison, Steven Patrick, Robert Marsh

Robert L. Marsh

Inmate perceptions are examined in relation to punishment and rehabilitation as goals of prison. The results from a random sample of inmates in a medium security prison appear to show that inmate perceptions of punishment and rehabilitation are independent of one another but are simultaneously related to different types of inmate relationships with others in the prison. Additionally, inmate perceptions of punishment appear to be related to the physical environment of the prison. This paper discusses structural and policy implications of these findings. It seems that, because perceptions of punishment and rehabilitation are independent it may be possible to increase ...


The Practice Of Native American Spirituality In Prison: A Survey, Robert Marsh, T. Cox Dec 2011

The Practice Of Native American Spirituality In Prison: A Survey, Robert Marsh, T. Cox

Robert L. Marsh

Native Americans have been severely restricted in practicing their traditional religions and spiritual traditions in the United States although the First Amendment specifically guarantees religious freedom. A discussion is presented of the differences in Native American spirituality compared to the Euro‐American concept of religion and the subsequent passage of Native American Religious Freedom Act of 1978 to guarantee religious expression for this group. A nationwide survey was conducted of all state correctional departments to determine the numbers of Native Americans incarcerated in state prisons and the access of this group to practice traditional religions while incarcerated. Data is presented ...


What Is Law?, Robert Marsh Dec 1999

What Is Law?, Robert Marsh

Robert L. Marsh

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