Fie Madvig, Ellids Kristensen & Susanne Bengtson
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V08200571
Outcomes of reviews of the effect of interventions for sexual offenders vary and are inconclusive. The lack of consensus reflects the inherent ethic and methodological difficulties related to the evaluation of treatment effect for sexual offenders. In this overview, we examined seven reviews of treatment outcome studies for adult sexual offenders. Three of seven reviews reported a significant positive post-treatment effect on sexual re-offending risk. However, the evidence for successful treatment seems far from robust given the lack of controlled and methodological strong primary studies.