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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Danielle A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Raymond A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmallbone, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorDennison, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:04:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:04:55Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-29T09:46:18Z
dc.identifier.issn10790632en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1079063210384276en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38936
dc.description.abstractOffense specialization and versatility has been explored previously in the prior criminal records of sexual offenders. The present study expanded these findings by examining offense specialization and versatility in the postrelease offending of a sample of sexual offenders referred for civil commitment and released. Criminal versatility (not limiting one's offending to sexual crime) both before and after commitment was the most commonly observed offending pattern in the sample. Specialist offenders (those for whom sexual offenses constituted more than half of their total number of previous arrests) were more likely than versatile offenders to specialize in sexual offending on release, perhaps indicating that specialization is a stable offending tendency. When compared by referral status, recidivism records indicated that offenders who were committed for treatment were more likely than observed, noncommitted offenders to specialize in sexual offending on release. When compared by offender classification, child molesters and offenders with mixed aged victims were much more likely than rapists and incest offenders to specialize in sexual offending on release.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom243en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto259en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchForensic Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170104en_US
dc.titlePostrelease Specialization and Versatility in Sexual Offenders Referred for Civil Commitmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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