Keep the Monsters in the Closet

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Imagine for a moment picking up the morning newspaper, and the headlines proclaim that the current problem of Sexual offending, specifically child molestation has been solved. Unfortunately this is not the case, and sexual offending is an issue that plagues many members of society today. Many proposals have been submitted, acts of legislation passed, but sexual offending is still happening within our world today. This paper will further examine preventative actions that can be taken to reduce child molesting by educating children on the facts of molestation, actions of adolescent sexual offenders, what they should do if faced with an actual molestation situation, and the importance of background checks while also exploring approaches aimed at reducing recidivism rates from the clinical, justice, community protection, and community reintegration model, by combining preventative action, and recidivism reduction to solve the issue of sexual offending , specifically Child molestation. The offenders targeted within this category of sexual offenders are child molesters. Child molesters can be defined as individuals who have a greater sexual interest in children, and sexual activities with children (Canter & Kirby, 1995). Child molesters are offenders who target children, and engage in sexual activity with them.
The first measure of prevention and possibly the most important is educating children on the facts of molestation, including molestation by adults, molestation by youth, what children can do in the actual situation if faced with molestation. Studies have been conducted on child molesters that emphasize profiling and determining recidivism rates based upon prior convictions (Canter & Kirby, 1995). Profiling and recidivism rates are helpful after an offender is caught, but to actually stop child molesters the emphasis needs to be preventing the act from…...

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