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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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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Home Office Research Bulletin
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: 15 Sep 2019 01:18
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19698

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