Participants will examine (via film clips of interviews with various types of sex offenders) some of the specific strategies used to target, seduce and exploit children, and adults. Information was collected from approximately 1,400 sex offenders who were involved in long-term, court-mandated sex offender treatment. Topics include offender descriptions of “grooming” tactics, i.e., how and why they target certain children, families, and youth serving agencies, how they seduce child victims and adult caretakers, and how they inhibit disclosure, detection and reporting. The speaker will also address the possible number of undetected offenders and sexual crimes occurring in our communities, “cross over” sexual crime behavior, recidivism rates, treatment outcomes, and the increasing trend in sexually deviant behavior associated with the Internet.
This is a two-part session given by Cory Jewell Jensen on Tuesday, November 13 of JOINING FORCES from 10:15 – 11:45 am and 1:15 – 2:45 pm.
Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S. is the Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Beaverton, Oregon. She has worked with adult sex offenders and their families for 28 years and provided training or consultation to The National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, The United States Navy, The Mark McGwire Foundation for Children, and a number of law enforcement, child advocacy and Faith based organizations. Ms. Jensen served as the Executive Director for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and chaired two of ATSA’s International Research and Treatment Conferences in the early 90’s, served as President of the Oregon Chapter of ATSA, and chaired the Offender Management Committee attached to the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force. She is an instructor for Portland State University’s Child Welfare Training Institute and is also an instructor for Oregon’s police academy (DPSST). Ms. Jensen has been the recipient of Oregon’s “Commercial Crime Prevention Award,” the “Champions for Children Award,” the OATSA “Significant Achievement Award,” the Nunnenkamp “Award of Excellence,” and the Jan Hindman Memorial Award. She has also published a number of articles related to sex offender treatment and risk management, and child abuse prevention. She has testified as an expert witness in local and federal courts and been a featured guest on radio talk shows and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Ms. Jensen is also presenting “They Come with the Territory: Sex Offenders in Youth Serving Organizations” and “What Sex Offenders Can Teach us about Interviewing” at our conference.