Great points, Liz. Thank you. I clapped 10x for what you wrote.
I have less experience working with perpetrators. In fact, I have never worked directly with a perpetrator, as far as I know. I also have heard stories about perpetrators from victims that make it seem like their conditions are often egosyntonic and resistant to treatment.
I am not against indefinite incarceration, if necessary. If only there was a way of testing this stuff. It’s hard for me to imagine that these people would not be acting out past traumas, and from that perspective, it would be pretty hard for someone to pretend to be rehabilitated while still showing physiological symptoms of trauma.