This is an updated presentation that combines findings from recent research with insights gleaned from Dr. Bourke's years as a sex offender treatment provider, prison polygraph examiner, and former head of the United States Marshals Service’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. Participants will receive a wealth of information about factors that have direct relevance to investigative strategies, treatment planning, and management of offenders. This workshop will provide important information and trends in the child exploitation field in a manner that is interesting, informative, and pragmatically useful. The topics cover critical factors to consider when assessing risk, as well as psychological profiling concepts that can be used during interviews with known or suspected sex offenders.
Understand the etiology of deviant predilections and how diagnostic issues (e.g., paraphilias) relate to the investigation, prosecution, and management of sex offenders
Understand the motivational pathways underlying sex crimes to gain additional insight into their professional roles
Introduction to important risk-related considerations, including the strengths and limitations of actuarial risk assessment instruments