A sex offender risk evaluation focuses on an individual’s sexual development, sexual history, paraphilic interests, sexual adjustment and recidivism risk level. The sex offender risk evaluation is forensic in nature, which generally means that the subject may be non–voluntary and the referral stems from legal proceedings. Dr. Freiden has worked in the field of Sexually...

A pedophilic disorder is recognized for its impairment to the individual and for the harm it may cause to others. Pedophilia is often considered a side issue and research into the nature of pedophilia is delayed in comparison to research into other psychiatric disorders. However, with the increasing use of neuroimaging techniques, such as functional...

Find a seasoned expert witness is no easy task. Since 1996, Dr. Freiden has provided expert court testimony across multiple states, including Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas for Defense attorneys in protecting their clients. He has also provided expert court testimony for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, The Federal Office of Probation and Parole, and for...

Clinical Assessments [From CSOM.org] Mental health professionals are frequently called upon to conduct specialized clinical assessments of adult and juvenile sex offenders, oftentimes at an early point in the management process. Because these evaluators are responsible for illuminating some of the complex and unique dynamics involved with the offenders in these cases, and because of...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is poised to become the latest state to ban possessing, selling or distributing a child-like sex doll. The legislation outlawing child-like sex dolls won unanimous support from House lawmakers this week. The bill now goes to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk after previously clearing the Senate earlier this month. The bill...