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Alvis House/Wittwer Hall: A Model of Treatment for Sex Offenders With Mental Retardation  

Author:  Randy  Shively.

Source: Volume 14, Number 04, Summer 2005 , pp.13-17(5)

Journal of Community Justice (formerly Journal of Community Corrections)

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The multiple treatment needs of sex offenders have been well documented. These needs stem from the many contradictions that are apparent in the personalities of sex offenders, who can be exceptionally charming, yet very shallow; extremely endearing, yet very domineering; charismatic, yet actively and passively controlling of people; very friendly, yet also ruthless; very cooperative, yet stubborn and manipulative; and extremely hard-working, yet noncompliant. These contradictions interfere with staff trust and rapport and are often symptoms of personality disorders.


Affiliations:  1: Alvis House.

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