100 Women 2016: 'Every person is redeemable' - my job treating rapists

100 Women 2016: 'Every person is redeemable' - my job treating rapists
 

Psychologist Erin Sweeny has spent more than 20 years treating sex offenders. She says it is important to separate the behaviour from the person and to try and understand what has led them to offend.
My work has opened my eyes to human behaviour. In many ways sex offenders are all different, but what they have in common is always an unhappy childhood - usually due to abusive, neglectful, absent or simply unengaged parenting.
Because their earliest attachment was usually with the mother this contributes to how they first began to experience and see the world, especially women. Many offenders... read more

 
30 November 2016 in World News, Views: 63
Source: BBC
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