Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Taylor, Stanley

Second Advisor

Beck, Henry

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet C.


There is a disproportionate representation of minorities in the criminal population, but not within the sex offender population. Some suggeset that ethnicity is a critical difference between offenders, but little research has been done to explore to what extent ethnic differences are evident within the sex offender population. The current study focused on a group of high-risk sex offenders who are participating in a mandatory state-sponsered treatment program within the County of San Bernardino, State of California. The study included a sample size of 81 randomly selected files, all of which were identified as high risk sex offenders. For the majority of sex offenders, release from custody is predicted upon attending a treatment program. The study sought to identify the ethnic representation within the sample.

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