Practitioner commentary: treating the perpetrators of sexual violence – an applied response
Dr Ruth Mann is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist employed by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) – an agency of the Ministry of Justice. Ruth has responsibility for the treatment of convicted sexual offenders serving sentences in custody or the community, including programme design and evaluation, staff training, and operational policy. Ruth has been involved in the treatment of sexual offending for over 20 years and has published and presented widely on this topic. Her particular research interests include the identification of evidence-based treatment targets and methods, the role of cognition in sexual offending, the validation of assessment methodologies, and the relationship between psychological, social and biological factors in sexual offending.