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What is the future repeat danger from sexual offenders against children?:implications for policing

Soothill, Keith J. and Harman, J. and Francis, B. J. and Kirby, Stuart (2005) What is the future repeat danger from sexual offenders against children?:implications for policing. Police Journal, 78 (1). pp. 37-45. ISSN 1740-5599

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Abstract

This article reports a long-term follow-up study of persons detected for a sexual offence against a child between the ages of 5 and 12. The study focuses on the likelihood of a subsequent conviction, the success (or otherwise) of risk assessment and the geographical mobility of sex offenders. It is estimated that sexual recidivists coming to the attention of the police will come from three sources: just under one third from offenders who are convicted and in high-risk categories, around one third from those who are convicted and in the more numerous low/medium-risk categories and around one third from those strongly suspected of, but not convicted for, a sexual offence.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Police Journal
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 10675
Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
Deposited On: 22 Jul 2008 12:39
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 19:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10675

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