RNR Principles in Practice

In the Management
and Treatment of
Sexual Abusers

by Sandy Jung, Ph.D., R.Psych.


“In RNR Principles in Practice, Sandy Jung has written a smart and accessible “how-to” guide for putting the empirical rubber of the “what works” literature to the clinical road. This book is a must-read for clinicians and administrators who wish to develop an empirically-supported treatment program, while simultaneously making the best use of limited program resources."

– Liam Ennis, Ph.D., R.Psych, Integrated Threat and Risk Assessment Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Risk-Need-Responsivity model is evidence-based and endorsed by many correctional organizations across North America and other parts of the world for work with sexual offenders. The goal of this book is to guide clinicians, administrators, and supervisory agents through the application of the RNR model and to offer practical tools to effectively implement the model.

Dr. Jung summarizes the history of RNR and the science behind it; translates the principles into practice with sexual offenders; describes what that implementation looks like; and examines the potential challenges of implementation. The book is intended for clinicians who wish to optimize therapeutic effectiveness, administrators who seek guidance for the manner in which they must allocate limited resources, and for others who wish to learn practical ways to implement RNR principles in the treatment and management of sex offenders. (2017)

RNR Principles Supplemental Materials

Free Materials!

Safer Society offers tables 4.1 and 5.4 from RNR Principles in Practice in printable format for use as reusable forms.

Click here to access free materials
Global Institute of Forensic Research

Did you know that you can earn 7.5 Continuing Education Credits through GIFR?
Click here for more details

Safer Society Press Podcast


A Conversation with Dr. Sandy Jung about Applying the Risk-Need-Responsivity Principles in Practice

Listen as Sandy offers advice on how clinicians can shape their everyday practice around RNR.