COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS IN OREGON.
Examines program overseeing paroled offenders. Objectives, history, sanctions & services, intervention, political aspects, effectiveness.
Discusses multiple causes and effects. Policies on child abuse and ethical issues. Creating balance between family unity and child safety. Legal definition of child maltreatment. Role of parents, social workers and clinical sociologists. Protective policies to provide for abused child's welfare. Psychological and psychosocial consequences. Juvenile justice system.
Evaluation of research into juvenile sentencing guidelines. Based on an analysis of a 2000 article in Justice Quarterly that is critical of the criteria used by judges in sentencing juveniles.
TREATMENT OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS.
Focuses on group confrontational therapy. Offender types, effects on victims, juvenile abusers, behaviorism, prison rehabilitation, follow-up therapy.
Adult and Juvenile Courts in California
Compares and contrasts the California adult and juvenile courts, identifying key diferfences and demonstrating that the State takes special care to prevent juveniles from entering into the adult criminal justice system in most cases except a select few involving extreme criminality or violence.
MANDATORY SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION.
Ethical analysis, in context of Megan's law, which includes community notification of offender's presence. Argues law is important, necessary & effective.
Examines research on the topic of sexual attraction and abuse by adults of children. Definitions and characteristics of pedophilia and child molesters. Extent ot pedophilia and problem of non-reported incidences. Varioius causal explanations. Psychological causes. Traits and behaviors of pedophilias. Difficulty of treatment. Need to develop prevention and intervention strategies.