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Analysis of Patterns of Denial in Sexual Contact Offenders: A Powerful Tool in Child Abuse Investiga


As professionals in the field of child abuse investigations, it is crucial that we stay up to date on the latest assessment tools and techniques to effectively assess offenders and ensure justice for victims. One such tool that has been gaining popularity and is making a significant impact in the field is the Analysis of Patterns of Denial in Sexual Contact Offenders (APOD), developed by Dr. Darrel Turner.


Dr. Turner's APOD assessment is a valuable tool for professionals in the field of child abuse investigations to effectively interview and assess offenders accused of child sexual abuse. The APOD assessment is based on the premise that sexual offenders tend to use patterns of denial when interviewed about their offenses, and that these patterns can be identified and analyzed to determine the likelihood of the offender's guilt.


The APOD assessment provides a framework for analyzing the offender's denial patterns, including how the offender creates a psychological construct to minimize, deny and shift blame from themselves. By analyzing these patterns, investigators can identify discrepancies and inconsistencies in the offender's story, which can help to identify the likelihood of guilt.


The training for the APOD assessment can be obtained through paying Dr. Turner to come to your agency or through the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, which pays for it through private funding a few times each year. The training provides professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct the APOD assessment effectively and efficiently. The training covers the various denial patterns used by offenders, how to identify them, and how to use the assessment to build a strong case against the offender.


Since the development of the APOD assessment, it has significantly changed the landscape of how professionals interview and assess offenders accused of child sexual abuse. By using this tool, professionals can identify patterns of denial and inconsistencies in the offender's story, which can help to strengthen the case against them. The APOD assessment has become an essential tool in the field of child abuse investigations, and professionals who are trained in it have a significant advantage in conducting thorough and effective interviews with offenders.


In conclusion, the Analysis of Patterns of Denial in Sexual Contact Offenders (APOD) assessment, developed by Dr. Darrel Turner, is an invaluable tool for professionals in the field of child abuse investigations. The training for the APOD assessment can be obtained through paying Dr. Turner to come to your agency or through the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. This assessment has significantly improved professionals’ ability to conduct successful interviews and assess offenders accused of child sexual abuse. By using the APOD assessment, professionals can identify patterns of denial and inconsistencies in the offender's story, which can help to strengthen the case against them and provide justice for child victims.


To learn more about Dr. Tuner’s APOD assessment tool and how to obtain this training, visit his website at https://www.turnerforensicpsychology.com.

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