Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
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.
Cranston, Sherrill Lynn and Willis, Cheryl Nadine, "Exploring ethnicity and dynamic risk factors when assessing treatment needs for sex offenders" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3645.