Ms. Sandbukt joins host Alejandro Leguízamo to talk about the unique aspects of correctional treatment in Norway.
Ms. Sandbukt is a criminologist with degrees in sociology and criminology. She is currently working on her doctoral project, which is entitled, "“Understanding recidivism: Narratives of persons re-imprisoned for sexual offenses." This is a qualitative study where people with multiple prisons sentences/convictions for sexual offenses are interviewed about how they understand their recidivism processes.
Ms. Sandbukt previously worked in probation with general offenders and electronic monitoring, and for the past five years she has been working in the field of sexual offending at a research center at Oslo University Hospital. During these five years she has been part of a collaborative project to develop a nationwide treatment service for imprisoned people in Norway convicted of sexual offenses and who are considered to have above average risk of recidivism. This project involved close international collaboration with David Prescott and Gwen Willis as the treatment model is GLM-based and required extensive training and supervision for the psychologists/psychiatrists involved in the provision of treatment.