Adult Sex Offenders

$35.00 | CE Hours:7.00 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

Statistics on the incidence and prevalence of sex crimes, as well as trend data, can provide important insight into the nature and extent of sexual violence that practitioners can use to design and deliver more effective prevention and intervention strategies.  This CE course presents empirically derived information that helps paint a portrait of what is currently known about the incidence and prevalence of sexual offending and victimization.  It also describes the strengths and weaknesses of the available data so practitioners can better assess and interpret the existing knowledge base.

Author:  Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.  (2017, March).  Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative.  Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Explain the stigma associated with help-seeking for military sexual trauma.

2.  List three reasons that women may not characterize their sexual victimization as a crime.

3.  Compare and contrast child sexual abusers and rapists within the adult sex offender population.

4.  Identify which individuals have the highest risk of victimization.

5.  Conclude the reason behind the importance of being concerned with the etiology of sexual offending.

6.  Describe thinking errors on the part of sex offenders that have been identified and supported frequently in research.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Incidence and Prevalence of Sexual Offending

a.  Uniform Crime Reports

b.  National Crime Victimization Survey

c.  National Violence Against Women Survey

d.  National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence

e.  Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study

f.  National Survey of Adolescents

g.  Underreporting of Sex Crimes

h.  Special Populations and Related Topic Areas

2.  Etiology of Adult Sexual Offending

a.  Single-Factor Theories of Sexual Offending Behavior

b.  Multifactor Theories of Sexual Offending Behavior

3.  Sex Offender Typologies

a.  Child Sexual Abusers

b.  Rapists

c.  Female Sexual Offenders

d.  Internet Offenders

e.  Developmental Histories of Sexual Offenders

f.  Attachment

4.  Internet-Facilitated Sexual Offending

a.  Offender Motivations

b.  Contact Offending History

c.  Contact Offending in the Future

d.  Recidivism Risk Factors

5.  Adult Sex Offender Recidivism

a.  Recidivism Rates Are Not True Reoffense Rates

b.  Recidivism Rates: Female and Male Sex Offenders

c.  Recidivism Rates: Different Types of Sex Offenders

6.  Sex Offender Risk Assessment

7.  Effectiveness of Treatment for Adult Sex Offenders

8.  Sex Offender Management Strategies

a.  Specialized Supervision

b.  Circles of Support and Accountability

c.  Polygraph

d.  Electronic Monitoring, Including Global Positioning Systems

e.  Sexual Offender Civil Commitment

f.  Sex Offender Registration and Notification

g.  Residence Restrictions



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 7.00 'General' continuing education credits.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2016-07-31

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