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Section 3: Components of Supervision: Specialized Approaches to Managing Sex Offenders

TOPIC: Introduction

  • Learning Objectives
  • Introduction of Learning Activities
5 min.
TOPIC: Relapse Prevention as a Framework for Supervision

  • A Cognitive-Behavioral Model
  • Offense Cycle
20 min.
TOPIC: Caseload Organization: Specialization

  • Specialization as a Practice
  • Learning Activity: Case Study
20 min.
TOPIC: The Pre-sentence Investigation (PSI)

  • What is a Pre-sentence Investigation?
  • Documents Essential for the PSI
  • Learning Activity: Case Study
  • Interviews Conducted for the PSI
  • Learning Activity: Case Study
  • Interviews, cont.
  • Learning Activity: Case Study
  • Learning Activity: Sexual History
  • Interviews, cont.
  • Learning Activity: Case Study
2 hrs., 15 min.
TOPIC: Sex Offender Assessment

  • Sex Offender Assessment by Probation/Parole
  • Identification of Risk Factors
  • Learning Activity: Case Study
  • Assessing the Probability of Re-offense
  • Sex Offender-Specific Risk Assessment Instruments
  • Learning Activity: RRASOR
  • Interpreting the RRASOR Score
60 min.
TOPIC: Classification

  • Classification: Risk and Resources
  • Example of a Classification Tool
15 min.
TOPIC: Pre-sentence Investigation Recommendations

  • Introduction
  • Level of Risk to the Community
  • Amenability to Treatment
  • Victim Impact and Safety
  • Conditions of Supervision
15 min.
TOPIC: Developing and Monitoring Conditions of Supervision

  • Sex Offender-Specific Conditions
  • Using Special Conditions as Tools to Manage Risk
  • Learning Activity: Case Study
  • Applying Standard Sex Offense Conditions
  • Effective Monitoring of the Conditions
  • Taking Appropriate Action when Violations Occur
  • Amending Conditions of Supervision Based on New Information
50 min.
TOPIC: The Case Plan

  • Introduction
  • Involvement of the Offender
  • Changes in the Plan
  • Information in the Plan
  • Controlling the Environment
  • Learning Activity: Case Study
  • Involving the Offender in Appropriate Treatment
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing, and Electronic Monitoring
  • Learning Activity: Case Study
30 min.
TOPIC: Maintaining the Case File

  • Importance of Documentation in Sex Offender Management
  • Perspectives on the Importance of the Case File
15 min.
TOPIC: Statutory Requirements for Community Notification, Registration, and DNA Testing

10 min.
TOPIC: Lengthening Periods of Supervision and Authorizing Lifetime Supervision

5 min.
TOPIC: Surveillance

5 min.
TOPIC: Summary

25 min.