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dc.contributor.authorPedneault, Amelie
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Danielle A.
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Raymond A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-09T04:40:56Z
dc.date.available2018-11-09T04:40:56Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0306-624X
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0306624X14533109
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172559
dc.description.abstractResearch in the field of sexual aggression often assumes escalation in the criminal careers of sexual offenders. Sexual offenders are thought to begin their criminal careers with non-contact sexual offenses or non-sexual offenses and then escalate to more serious crimes, specifically sexual violence. The commission of one crime in particular—burglary—has been found to be a predictor of future violence in sexual offenders. The present study investigated the nature and extent of escalation in the criminal histories of 161 sex offenders who committed at least two burglaries. Six types of escalations were considered: type of burglary, occupancy, violence, weapon, frequency, and the victim–offender relationship. Escalators and non-escalators were compared, differences between the groups were reviewed, and the cumulative effect of various forms of escalation was analyzed. Results indicated that escalators and non-escalators could be differentiated on a number of important dimensions that might assist in the earlier detection of subsequently more dangerous offenders.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1203
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1221
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume59
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleAn examination of escalation in burglaries committed by sexual offenders
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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