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

2 hours, 45 minutes

(10 minutes)

In summary, the innovative approaches that are emerging around the nation are distinctively different from traditional supervision practices. They focus greater resources and 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?