This seminar is designed to provide judges with an introduction to the broad range of issues and information relevant to the sentencing and management of sex offenders, particularly those offenders who will be supervised in the community for some portion of their sentence. It includes four modules: defining the problem of sexual offending; gathering information, assessing sex offenders, and protecting victims; sentencing for the effective management of sex offenders in the community; and collaboration in the management of sex offenders. To order a copy, please click here.
Sentencing Sex Offenders: A Model Curriculum for Judges
This course, which was developed as the result of a partnership between CSOM and the National Judicial College, was designed to assist trial judges in developing sentencing practices for some of the most challenging criminal defendants: convicted sex offenders. The curriculum was designed to serve as an introduction to six facets of sentencing and managing sex offenders: the contemporary research and literature on sex offenders and sexual victimization; tools used to assess sex offenders, and the areas of uncertainty; types of treatment and other interventions used to reduce the risk of offenders; sentencing decision and its implications, including conditions to impose; evidence-based sentencing research; and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
The curriculum consists of the following seven modules:
- Understanding Sex Offenders and Sexual Victimization;
- Assessment of Sex Offenders;
- Treatment and Supervision of Sex Offenders;
- Case Studies;
- Sentencing Decision and Its Implications, Including Conditions to Impose;
- Evidence-Based Sentencing; and
- Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
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Managing Juvenile Sex Offense Cases
This curriculum is designed to provide practical information to juvenile and family court judges about youth who engage in sexually abusive behavior, and to enhance their day-to-day decisionmaking in these challenging cases.