Evidence-Based Practice in the Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Offenders


  • John Bradford McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences & St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Forensic Psychiatry Program, Hamilton, Canada
  • Abdullah H Alqahtani McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Hamilton, Canada & Department of Psychiatry, Imam Adbulrahman Bi Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Andrew T Olagunju McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Hamilton, Canada http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1736-9886




Sexual offenders, Evidence-based practice, Treatment, Evaluation, Best practice


This editorial addresses evidence based medical practice in forensic psychiatry and particularly in the field of paraphilia. John M. Bradford is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Ottawa where he was a founder of the Royal Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research. He is a Founder of Forensic Psychiatry, granted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Abdullah H Alqahtani is an Assistant Professor and Consultant Psychiatrist at King Fahd University Hospital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He is currently completing a clinical fellowship in forensic psychiatry at McMaster University - St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Andrew T. Olagunju is an academic psychiatrist with a Senior Lecturer position at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is also completing a clinical fellowship at McMaster University - St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.


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How to Cite

Bradford, J., Alqahtani, A. H., & Olagunju, A. T. (2018). Evidence-Based Practice in the Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Offenders. International Journal of Risk and Recovery, 1(3), 1–5. https://doi.org/10.15173/ijrr.v1i3.3800