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Multiple perpetrator rape offenders: Treatment issues

WithTALIA ETGAR

This chapter deals with issues relating to the treatment of adolescents who have participated in a rape with one or more co-offenders. The examples I provide are from ELEM’s Treatment Centre for Youth in Distress and a therapy group run in collaboration between ELEM and the Israel Prison Service at OFEK juvenile prison. All of the participants in these therapy groups so far have been male; therefore, throughout the chapter, all references I make are to males and I use the masculine gender. Before describing my experiences of working with young people in these settings, I will first describe the organisations themselves.