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dc.contributor.authorNisbet, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmallbone, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorWortley, Richarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:04:54Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:04:54Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2014-03-25T22:35:32Z
dc.identifier.issn18338488en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36946
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on developmental, individual and family characteristics of 108 adjudicated adolescent sexual offenders who had been referred to a specialised assessment and treatment service. A Principal Components Analysis of measures of developmental characteristics (abuse histories, conduct problems), individual characteristics (callous unemotional traits; externalising and internalising behaviours), and family functioning (parental involvement; parental supervision; positive parenting practices; inconsistent discipline and corporal punishment) yielded three main components. These components were designated Negative Environment, Positive Environment and Transgression. Three subgroups were identified on the basis of their criminal histories: specialist offenders (n = 47); versatile offenders (n = 33), and short-duration offenders (n = 28). MANCOVA revealed a significant multivariate main effect for offender subtype. A significant univariate effect was found for Transgression. Results suggest that offence specialisation and versatility among adolescent sexual offenders may arise from somewhat different developmental pathways.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherANZATSAen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.anzatsa.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom85en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto96en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchForensic Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170104en_US
dc.titleDevelopmental, individual and family characteristics of specialist, versatile, and short-duration adolescent sex offendersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand & Authors. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2010
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