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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Danielle A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMazerolle, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Raymond A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:11:19Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:11:19Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-24T06:50:28Z
dc.identifier.issn00938548en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0093854809342242en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30216
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has explored whether criminological theories can account for the apparently specialized behaviors of sexual offenders. One perspective proposes that criminals are versatile, engaging in an array of antisocial behaviors. The alternative perspective, more common in sexual offendi ng research, is that sexual offenders (especially child molesters) engage in sexual offenses exclusively or predominantly. This study examined 374 male sexual offenders referred for civil commitment. Offenders were compared by crime classification and level of specialization and were assessed on a selection of variables that measured general criminality and sexual deviance. Specialization level was a stronger group discriminator than offender classification. Versatile offenders were significantly more likely than specialist offenders to present with generic antisocial behaviors predicted by traditional criminology. Specialist offenders reported more indicators of sexual deviance than versatile offenders. The theoretical implications of these findings are discussed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1051en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1069en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue10en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCriminal Justice and Behavioren_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCorrectional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160202en_US
dc.titleUnderstanding male sexual offending: A comparison of general and specialist theoriesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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