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.

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Journal Article
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Home Office Research Bulletin
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19698
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10 Nov 2008 11:21
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