Containment Model used with Sex Offenders
Sex offender is a person who is convicted of a sexual offense and sexual victimization and predation remain a significant problem through the world. Sexual offenses include such crimes as rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse. Because of the increased individual condition of sexual ill-treatment and the distinct underlying forces involved, these crimes tend to remain underreported and largely undetected. Sexual offenses are on the increase as clearly shown by various studies across the world. 1.8 million Adults were on probation, on parole, in jail or prison in 1980 (Seiter, 2011). This number has doubled by 1988 and in 2007; there were more than 7.3 million adults under correction agencies (Seiter, 2011). Many problems developed such racial disparities and different, specific needs. U.S Department of Justice (DOJ), recognizing the complexities with the state sex offenders’ population have developed a sex offender’s containment plan whose objective is to promote and ensure safety, victim protection, and reparations for the victims.
Containment model is sex offender system that incorporates the best standards and practices. The five components of this model are a philosophy that values victim protection, public safety, and reparation of the victims as the main objective. This involves implementation of the strategies that depend on agency coordination and multi-disciplinary partnership. The other containment is focused on incident control and risk management mechanisms, which is personalized depending on each criminal’s character, practices, and their immediate environment (Seiter, 2011). Consistent multi-agency policies and this includes program monitoring and evaluation. Containment model is more effective than the regular model because it is based on current human actions. The model collaborates and set the team approach, enhances cognitive, behavioral treatment and reduces recidivism (Seiter, 2011).
Seiter, R.P. (2011). Correction: An introduction, (3rd ed).Upper saddle River. Prentice Hall