What do we know about Sex Offending and Sex Offender Management and Treatment: A Webinar Series
"This webinar series, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office
of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and
Tracking (SMART), was designed to provide policymakers and practitioners
with trustworthy, up-to-date information they can use to identify and
implement what works to combat sexual offending and prevent sexual
victimization. The webinars below are based on reviews of the scientific
literature on sex offending and sex offender management and treatment
topics conducted by a team of subject-matter experts and published by
the SMART Office in October, 2014, as part of the SMART Office Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative
(SOMAPI), a multi-year SMART Office project designed to assess the
state of research and practice in sex offender management and treatment,
inform the federal government’s research and grant-making efforts in
this area, and share information about what works with the field.
The series consists of nine webinars focusing on evidence from
state-of-theart research, knowledge gaps, unresolved controversies, and
the implications of key research findings for policy and practice.
Topics include the incidence and prevalence of sexual offending; the
etiology of sexual offending; sex offender typologies; internet
offending; risk assessment; recidivism; treatment effectiveness, and sex
offender management including registration and notification."