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When violent offenders are referred to treatment, it is imperative that treatment providers recognize treatment process challenges and their impact on the selection of effective treatment strategies and approaches. Recognizing challenges to successful treatment allows providers to adapt their treatment approaches and the desired treatment outcomes. Clearly stated desired treatment outcomes are offender will do less harm to those around him or her than in the past? Or will successful treatment result in the offender not returning to prison with the conviction of a violent crime? An agreed-upon treatment outcome and ensuing successful treatment have implications for the violent offender and society at large.

Review the Treatment Outcome Models document and provide a description of the research article you selected. Include the type of violent offence and the treatment approach used. Then explain which treatment outcome model you would use to measure the success of the treatment approach and why. Be specific.

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Hi, I suggest making it simple using this outline:

1. Article particulars - 100 words
2. Treatment used - 100words
3. Personal choice & why - 100 words

This outline should yield 300 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic.

Article Review

Title: Treatment of Sexual Offenders and its Effects
Author: Marshall, W. L.
Particulars: from RESOURCE MATERIAL SERIES No. 72, 133RD International Training Course Visiting Experts' Papers, Annual Report for 2006
Publisher: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI)
URL: http://www.unafei.or.jp/english/pdf/RS_No72/No72_12VE_Marshall.pdf

This unique research paper, penned by Marshall (2006) of Canada's Rockwood Psychological Services was released to the UN's Asia-focused crime prevention institute for the purpose of sharing knowledge and expertise that can be useful for governments in the region in relation to the prevention of crime and treatment of violent offenders, with a particular focus on violent crime. The research Marshall uses here is based on data and research available in the West (largely English-speaking countries) on sexual ...

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a synopsis of the research article you selected. Include the type of drug abused and the treatment approach used. Then explain which treatment outcome model you would use to measure the success of the treatment approach and why. Be specific.

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