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dc.contributor.authorLussier, Patricken_US
dc.contributor.authorTzoumakis, Stacyen_US
dc.contributor.authorCale, Jesseen_US
dc.contributor.authorAmirault, Joannaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:53:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:53:12Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-02-23T08:56:36Z
dc.identifier.issn10575677en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1057567710368360en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36518
dc.description.abstractSeveral policies have been implemented to manage the risk of sex offenders in the community. These policies, however, tend to target older repeat sex offenders. This is the first study to examine and describe the offending trajectories of adult sex offenders from early adolescence to adulthood. The current study is based on a quasipopulation of convicted adult sex offenders in the province of Quebec, Canada. The number of convictions was examined from the period of adolescence up to age 35 using a group-based modeling technique. The study uncovered four offending trajectories: (a) very low-rate group (56%); (b) late-bloomers (12%); (c) low-rate desistors (25%); and (d) highrate chronics (8%). These trajectories differed on several key criminal career dimensions such as age of onset, frequency, diversity, and specialization in different offence types. The study findings challenge the conception of sex offenders' risk as high, stable, and linear. The implications for the risk assessment and the risk prediction of recidivism are discussed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom147en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto168en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Criminal Justice Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crimeen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201en_US
dc.titleCriminal Trajectories of Adult Sex offenders and the Age Effect: Examining the Dynamic Aspect of Offending in Adulthooden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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