Psychologists in John Worboys case under fire over ‘low risk’ claim
Public protection experts attack view that sex attacker’s denials and absence of remorse make him less likely to re-offend
Public protection experts have criticised two psychologists who backed the release of the serial sex attacker John Worboys and subsequently stated that his failure to acknowledge his crimes make him a low risk to women if freed.
In a letter to the Psychologist magazine, they suggest that Worboys’ lack of empathy for his victims means he is less likely to offend again. This conflicts with the views of most experts, who believe that offenders must address their past behaviour if they are to be successfully rehabilitated.Continue reading...