A convicted sex offender who viewed and downloaded thousands of images of child abuse claims that he has been rehabilitated with therapy. He voluntarily signed up to specialist therapy designed to rehabilitate sex offenders and said he now is confident he will not reoffend. He spoke out as Britain's top child protection police officer controversially said sex offenders who view indecent images of children online should be rehabilitated rather than jailed. Ed said: "I can understand some people might think he's avoided the more serious punishment and the impact of going to prison and that's not fair. The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, through it's 'Stop it Now' helpline and therapy programmes, say that rehabilitation works in most cases.
Jump to navigation. Sex offender treatment is different than other therapies for adults. Sex offender treatment is a serious and encouraging process which focuses on learning specialized strategies for stopping abusive behavior, being accountable and taking responsibility for harm done. For the vast majority of those adults and juveniles who have committed a sexual offense, treatment significantly reduces the future risk of sexually abusing a child.
In a row of suburban cafes, one shop's windows are covered in grey stickers. You might mistake it for an abandoned takeaway restaurant. The man is being released despite the court saying the risk of him re-offending was high.
On the other hand, for a person who has a paraphilia , sexual gratification comes from behaviour that is atypical and extreme. Most paraphilias are very specific, and include exhibitionism, sexual masochism, voyeurism and frotteurism. They are regular, everyday nice people, but they are turned on by something that is potentially harmful. When it comes to psychopaths, however, their lack of empathy challenges rehabilitation.