Juvenile Sex Offenders - critical analysis
I need help with another Critical Analysis of JSOs for MS Psychology Capstone
Course Text: Browne, M. N., & Keeley, S. M. (2013). Asking the right questions: A guide to critical thinking 9/e (Custom Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
• Review the list of identified causes and effects:
1. The JSO - the one who committed the act;
2. The Victim - this is because they can turn out to be JSOs themselves (CSOM, 2012);
3. Following learning theory - sexually abusive behavior can be due to exposure, being victimized themselves, violence, heightened arousal, aggressive role models/social environment and exposure to child pornography, advertising and media promoting sexual behaviours (Jordan Institute for Families, 2002);
4. Majority of JSOs have impulse control and judgement issues;
5. Many JSOs have high rates of learning disabilities;
6. Parents, carers, teachers and adults refuse to believe or are unable to recognize patterns of behavior to mitigate and protect both JSOs and their victims;
7. Results of studies on short-term and long-term effects of the act of abuse on the JSOs are not as well publicised or distributed;
8. Same (see no. 7) can be said about the impact of rehabilitation, treatment and monitoring.
• Review the "Critical Analysis Template" (see attachment)
• Analyze causes and effects of a problem/issue.
• Apply research to critical analysis of problem/issue.
• Integrate causes/effects into a critical analysis narrative
In 3-4 pages, respond to the following:
• Identify the four causes and effects you have selected to incorporate into an integrated critical analysis narrative.
• Write an integrated critical analysis narrative that incorporates the four causes and effects you identified.
• Explain your reaction to the results of your critical analysis. Could these causes have been prevented? Which one do you think was most important in leading to the problem?
• two potential resolutions to the identified problem/issue and explain their advantages and disadvantages. Provide specific examples.
...ll as law enforcement feel uncertain and in so doing, put the effectiveness of treatment and rehabilitation programs in question.
Cause and Effect
The particular problem I would like to focus in, the effectiveness of treatment and rehabilitation programs on JSOs details the need to look at cause and effect connections within the factors that develop attitudes and behaviours that lead to the creation of a JSO. I believe that doing so will give insight into whether or not the treatment/rehabilitation programs target the causes to minimize the effects. The following are the leading 4 (Center for Sex Offender Management, 1999):
1. Youth who have been subjected to physical and sexual abuse either imitate behavior or imbibe abusive behavior and commit sexual abuse or assault on other kids they have access to;
2. Exposure to aggressive role models at home and within the social environment leads children to externalize behaviours like interpersonal aggression, including sexually abusive behavior;
3. Violent crime, including sexual assault and abuse among the youth can be caused by exposure to substance abuse, pornography and normalization of the exposure and use of both in daily life due to access;
4. Developmental Issues and Learning disabilities like impulse control and low cognitive abilities lead children without guidance and support to express their sexual arousals and developing sexual interests upon other children or to those around them without regard to acceptable behavior.
To put it simply, imagine a child with developmental issues in foster care. In this foster home, there are a number of children. The foster parents cannot observe or look after all of the children at all times. Now imagine that this child who is 11 has been put in care because said child is a victim of child abuse and neglect. Unbeknownst to social services and the foster family, this child has also been subjected to sexual abuse. He is also a regular witness to aggressive behavior between his parents, who often fight each other viciously, and on a number of occasions the child has witnessed his father sexually assaulting his mother to dominate her and to 'punish' her. The child always subjected to dominating aggressive behavior from both parents who also are violent with the child, has led to the development of an easily frustrated, easily angered attitude. This is due to vicarious learning that has taken place where the ...