Both the intolerance to randomization and the willingness to deliver treatment as yet untested by rigorous research must be challenged. Most youth 98 percent were male, 54 percent Black, 44 percent White, with 31 percent reporting Hispanic ethnicity. What is so special about relapse prevention? Developers of experimental treatments should clearly articulate the links between known correlates of offending and treatment goals, and clinical trials involving these treatments should evaluate treatment processes i. This article raises serious concerns regarding the widespread use of unproven interventions with juveniles who sexually offend and suggests innovative methods for addressing these concerns.
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