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When do sex offenders stop offending?

Ackerley, Elizabeth and Soothill, Keith L. and Francis, Brian J. (1998) When do sex offenders stop offending? Home Office Research Bulletin, 39. pp. 51-58. ISSN 0962-0478

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    Abstract

    Using conviction data, this article looks at the recidivism experience of 7401 males convicted of a sexual offence in 1973 in England and Wales. General recidivism, sexual recidivism and serious sexual recidivism over a 10 year and a 20 year follow-up period are examined. The article tentatively suggests that 10 year period without a conviction will be sufficient to define desistance for most sexual offenders.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Home Office Research Bulletin
    Subjects:
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
    ID Code: 19698
    Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
    Deposited On: 10 Nov 2008 11:21
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 12 Mar 2014 16:09
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19698

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