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Recommendations for sex offender treatment

A combination approch49

Langevin suggests that sex offender treatment use multiple methods since offenders tend to have many problems. David Crawford of Broadmoor Hospital in England concurs, writing that although no approach has proven to be effective at altering sexual arousal, a combination of methods appears promising. However, there are some problems with such an approach:

Castration, sex-drive reducing drugs, and aversion therapy50

Hall writes that since child molesters tend to be motivated by physiological factors (deviant attraction), castration or sex-drive reducing medications and aversion therapy seems most appropriate for them. He notes that although behavioral techniques are not effective at permanently reducing deviant arousal,

Other methods

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49. Crawford, 1981; Hall, 1996; Langevin, 1983.

50. Hall, 1996.

51. Crawford, 1981.

52. Langevin, 1983.