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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Danielle A.
dc.contributor.authorPedneault, Amelie
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Raymond A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-09T04:35:28Z
dc.date.available2018-11-09T04:35:28Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1068-316X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1068316X.2012.678850
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172555
dc.description.abstractCommission of nonsexual crimes generally antedates officially recorded sexual offenses. In particular, burglary has been hypothesized to be a potential ‘stepping stone’ in the development of one's sexual criminal career in the same way that marijuana has often been considered a ‘gateway drug’ to more serious drug-related offenses. The present study examined the officially recorded criminal histories of 828 male sex offenders to determine the relevance of burglary in their criminal histories. One third of the men in the sample (n=281, 34%) had been charged at least once for burglary. These 281 men committed a total of 762 separate incidents of burglary. Offenders with at least one officially recorded charge for burglary (BSOs) were compared with those with no such charges (SOs). Next, the characteristics of each burglary were examined and four distinct types of burglary were identified: nonsexual, covertly sexual, overtly sexual, and combination burglary/rape. BSOs accrued twice as many charges as the SOs and were significantly more likely to have an earlier age of onset, a longer criminal career, more employment problems, elementary school problems, antisocial behavior, and substance abuse.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom765
dc.relation.ispartofpageto781
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychology, Crime and Law
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleAn exploration of burglary in the criminal histories of sex offenders referred for civil commitment
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHarris, Danielle A.


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