Letters Treatment of sex offenders

Preventing sex offences: the Dunkelfeld project

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2648 (Published 19 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2648
  1. Bradley Hillier, locum consultant forensic psychiatrist1,
  2. Paula Murphy, consultant forensic psychiatrist2
  1. 1South West London Forensic Service and International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, Springfield University Hospital, London SW17 7DJ, UK
  2. 2St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton, UK
  1. bradley.hillier{at}swlstg-tr.nhs.uk

Ho and Rampling highlight the ongoing debate regarding sex offenders.1 2 The situation is not as simple as sex offenders being perpetrators who should be punished, as they have often been victims themselves. Moreover, mental disorder is not uncommon in this group, and there may be a genetic component.3 4

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