Introduction to Special Article on Human Rights

Introduction to Special Article on Human Rights Sex Abuse (2007) 19:193–194 DOI 10.1007/s11194-007-9051-6 EDITORIAL Howard Barbaree Published online: 28 August 2007 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007 Tony Ward, Theresa Gannon, and Astrid Birgden have written an excellent article on human rights as they pertain to the treatment of the sex offender. It is published in this issue of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment as a special article. According to Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, human rights refers to “the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.” When a person is convicted of a sexual crime, the state (the courts) may (1) restrict their right to liberty through incarceration, (2) restrict their right to privacy by public registration as a sex offender, (3) restrict their rights to liberty and equality before the law by prohibiting them from living in the residence of their choice, (4) restrict their rights to association with past or potential victims through the wording of probationary orders, among other restrictions. While restrictions placed on sex offenders represent a withdrawal of their human rights, these have not Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

Introduction to Special Article on Human Rights

Loading next page...
Springer US
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Psychology; Criminology & Criminal Justice; Clinical Psychology; Psychiatry ; Sexual Behavior
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial