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Jason is a 24-year-old young man working as a movie theater manager. He looks older than his age. He is starting to bald and is overweight. He has never dated and has few friends. He lives with his family who are supportive but have ignored his tendency to isolate. He has long suffered from poor self-esteem. Recently, he was on an Internet dating site and began corresponding with Emily, a 19-year-old girl from another state. The relationship quickly became intense and Jason agreed to travel to Emily’s hometown. They met at a hotel where they had intercourse. The following day, the police and Emily’s parents arrived at the hotel, stating that Emily was only 15 years old.
  • Describe the rationalization the sex offender is stating.
  • Explain what you would want to know about the personal and criminal history of the sex offender and why.
  • Explain how you would address these rationalizations and defenses.
  • Explain what you would want to hear from the sex offender.
  • As the facilitator of the group session, describe how you would create an atmosphere that is supportive and nonconfrontational to the sex offender.
  • Explain what treatment method you would use to help the offender understand that his sexual behavior is unacceptable.

Support your position using examples from the Learning Resources and other academic sources.

Work Cited for the attached sources:

Walden University, LLC. (Producer). (2017c). Sex offender group session: Session 4 [Multimedia file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Sheehan, P., & Ware, J. (2012). Preparing sex offenders for treatment: A preliminary evaluation of a preparatory program. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 4(2), 3-11.

Schmucker, M., & Losel, F. (2015). The effects of sexual offender treatment on recidivism: An international meta-analysis of sound quality evaluations. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 11(4), 597–630.

Marshall, W.L., & Marshall, L.E. (2012). Integrating strength-based models in the psychological treatment of sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 4(1), 53-58.