Chemical castration: what are the implications and issues for social work with older males who have committed sexual offences?

Perriman, Nicola (2015) Chemical castration: what are the implications and issues for social work with older males who have committed sexual offences? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Chemical castration is the process of administering medication to individuals who have committed crimes of a sexual nature.
    Chapter one introduces the topic and why the writer chose this topic. Chapter two will provide an overview of the methods chosen and used to collate information regarding the research question. Chapter three will define and critique the key terminology “chemical castration” looking at the effects on a person, recidivism rates and are there any alternatives. Chapter four will define and critique the key terminology and definitions of paedophilia including the legal and clinical definitions. Chapter five will consider the implications of the definitions for Social Work. In addition, focussing on older males detained within a low secure mental health environment. Chapter six will analyse the power and power relationships within the aforementioned environment.
    The writer found that more research was needed in order to conclude as to whether chemical castration is a viable treatment option or not. Furthermore there is little research as to whether it is effective as a risk management option within older person’s mental health. However, the writer did find both positive a negative uses for the chemical castration.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 12:57
    Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 12:57
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18085

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