Hanging Criminal Behaviour Case Study Bert

I require an essay for a Criminology degree in Instructions of which are below. THe subject is entitled Changing Criminal Behaviour”. As I am in Australia, Australian examples etc will have to be implemented.




Assessment ltem 2: Essay .
Postinq Due date: 4.00pm Wednesday of Week 12  13th Feb

Maximum 2500 words.
40%
Select one of the following case studies:
Bert is a 49-year-old prisoner serving a 7-year sentence for the sexual assault of
children. Bert was a scout master and was arrested after numerous former scouts
came forward and claimed they had been sexually ?ssaulted by him during scout
activities. The victims were all boys, aged between,10 and-J{./ The offences
occurred over a number of years. Bert was a pillar of tfe local comhunity and his
arrest was greeted with disbelief from those who knew him. He was a lay-preacher
at the local church, and was actively involved in the Safety House program. Bert
claimed that the offences began after his wife had become paraplegic as the result
of a car accident, placing great strain on him as well as effectively putting an end to
their sexual relationship. During initial assessment with the psychologist he claims
that when he was a child he was a victim of sexual abuse from an uncle. He
expresses great shame about his behaviour and at times is even suicidal. He is
very keen to return to youth work with his church, and says although he feels awful
about his sexual offences he knows that he has a special affinity with children,
especially boys.
3.
Present a case study on your selected case focussing on the development of an
appropriate treatment plan for the individual involved. You should cover:
o identification of the problem behaviour exactly what needs to be addressed?
o conceptualisation of the problem how can we understand and explain the
offending behaviour?
o what sort of rehabilitation program should the individual do and why?
. what would be the objectives of such a program? How would you evaluate the
outcomes?
. based on the current literature, how successful is the program likely to be for this
offender?
Marking Criteria
Your essay will be marked according to the following criteria:
1. Written expression is clear and coherent, and in your own words.
2. Grammar, spelling, and referencing are consistently correct.
3. The essay is well structured, with an introduction, body, and conclusion, and with
appropriate use of sentences, paragraphs, and headings.
4. The content of the essay is appropriate to the topic.
5. References are made to relevant research and theories in order to develop
treatment plan.
6. Selected interventions are appropriate to the problem, and are clearly and
accurately described.
7. Conclusions are appropriately cautious, and program evaluation is addressed.
8. A list of references appears at the end of the essay, and references match