Letter to the Editor: Reviewing Standards of Articles Reporting Management of Sexual Offenders

Letter to the Editor: Reviewing Standards of Articles Reporting Management of Sexual Offenders P1: VENDOR/LMD/GCX P2: FMN Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment [saj] PP165-339973 July 20, 2001 11:14 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 ° C Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2001 ( 2001) Letter to the Editor Reviewing Standards of Articles Reporting Management of Sexual Offenders It is understandable that articles dealing with the management of sexual offenders will attempt to put as positive a spin on their data as possible. However if they are published without adequate methodologically appropriate correction of such spins, the ultimate result is likely to be suspicion of the validity of all research in this area. Such suspicion will be accentuated by the emphasis now being put on evidence-based medicine in other areas of treatment research, an emphasis that has stimulated the development of Cochrane Collaboration reviews (www.cochrane.dk) of treatment studies. For a study to be included, these reviews require that in addition to conforming to other rigorous criteria, it is a randomized control trial and that the outcome of all subjects who entered treatment is reported, not only those who completed treatment. The article “Outcome of an institutional sexual offender treatment program: A comparison between http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

Letter to the Editor: Reviewing Standards of Articles Reporting Management of Sexual Offenders

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Sexual Behavior; Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
ISSN
1079-0632
eISSN
1573-286X
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1017574532693
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Abstract

P1: VENDOR/LMD/GCX P2: FMN Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment [saj] PP165-339973 July 20, 2001 11:14 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 ° C Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2001 ( 2001) Letter to the Editor Reviewing Standards of Articles Reporting Management of Sexual Offenders It is understandable that articles dealing with the management of sexual offenders will attempt to put as positive a spin on their data as possible. However if they are published without adequate methodologically appropriate correction of such spins, the ultimate result is likely to be suspicion of the validity of all research in this area. Such suspicion will be accentuated by the emphasis now being put on evidence-based medicine in other areas of treatment research, an emphasis that has stimulated the development of Cochrane Collaboration reviews (www.cochrane.dk) of treatment studies. For a study to be included, these reviews require that in addition to conforming to other rigorous criteria, it is a randomized control trial and that the outcome of all subjects who entered treatment is reported, not only those who completed treatment. The article “Outcome of an institutional sexual offender treatment program: A comparison between

Journal

Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and TreatmentSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2004

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