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Section 2: Lecture Content and Teaching Notes:
Innovative Approaches to Supervision of Sex Offenders in the Community

3 hours, 55 minutes

(10 minutes)

The innovative approaches emerging around the nation are distinctively different from traditional supervision practices. They reflect our growing understanding of sex offender behaviors.

Discussion: This question should elicit at a minimum:
  • Victim-centered
  • Requires offense-specific treatment and collaboration between supervising officer and treatment provider and often includes other partners as well
  • Utilizes supervision networks
  • Uses a Containment Approach
Discussion Question? Discussion Question: What are the most important differences between traditional supervision practices and emerging practices in sex offender supervision?