SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Psychological counseling for perpetrators of sexual crimes and alcohol addiction significantly reduces the rate of a second offense, a study showed Monday.
A study conducted by the Ministry of Justice and Dongkuk University showed that convicts that have received counseling treatment have seen an improved state of mind.
Negative emotions like impulses, loneliness and depression decreased, while positive emotions like a sense of self-respect and self-efficacy increased.
The counseling reduced the risk of a second offense by more than 60 percent.
Convicts who received counseling treatment from dedicated psychological clinics at regional correction headquarters saw the risk of a second offense drop even further.
The research team said robust government investment and support are needed to improve the efficacy of the treatment and the program.
The research team visited the clinics to look at how they operate and analyzed relevant data from 2011 to 2021.
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