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dc.contributor.authorLeclerc, Benoiten_US
dc.contributor.authorProulx, Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorLussier, Patricken_US
dc.contributor.authorAllaire, Jean-Francoisen_US
dc.contributor.editorDenise Gottfredsonen_US
dc.description.abstractCriminological research has shown the relevance of examining offender-victim interaction and related factors to understand crime event outcomes. In sexual offenses against children, an obvious lack of knowledge exists regarding this issue. From a criminological perspective, we seek to improve our understanding of the offender-victim interaction in sexual offenses against children and, in particular, what factors might increase the risk of a more intrusive offense. We argue that modus operandi strategies play a central role in crime event outcomes and examine this hypothesis with data obtained from a semistructured interview conducted with offenders. As expected, modus operandi was found to have a strong effect on crime event outcomes, especially victim participation during sexual episodes. Victim effects also emerged from the analyses. Specifically, a strong interaction effect between age and gender of the victim was found for victim participation, which suggests that as the victim gets older, offenders are more likely to make their victim participate in sexual episodes when abusing a male victim but are less likely to do so when abusing a female victim.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Criminology - Wileyen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crimeen_US
dc.titleOffender-victim interaction and crime event outcomes: Modus operandi and victim effects on the risk of intrusive sexual offenses against childrenen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governanceen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 American Society of Criminology. Published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by the American Society of Criminology. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the authors for more information.en_AU
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