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dc.contributor.authorWortley, Richard
dc.contributor.authorSmallbone, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T02:30:33Z
dc.date.available2017-07-13T02:30:33Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-03-27T03:53:49Z
dc.identifier.issn1079-0632
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1079063213503689
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/57310
dc.description.abstractWe present a criminal careers typology of child sexual abusers constructed in terms of their offending persistence (persistent vs. limited) and versatility (specialized vs. versatile). Analyses were conducted on the official records of 362 convicted offenders, 213 of whom also provided confidential self-report data on their personal and offending histories. Forty-one percent of the sample were currently serving sentences for their first sexual offense conviction(s) but had at least one prior conviction for a nonsexual offense (limited/versatile); 36.4% had no previous convictions of any kind (limited/specialized); 17.8% had prior convictions for sexual and nonsexual offenses (persistent/versatile); and 4.8% had prior convictions for sexual offenses only (persistent/specialized). These four groups differed on a range of personal and offense-related variables, including abuse histories, sexual orientation, age at first sexual contact with a child, number of victims, duration of sexual involvement with victims, victim gender, and whether victims were familial or nonfamilial. These differences suggest the need to adopt different treatment and prevention strategies that target the specific characteristics of each group.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom569
dc.relation.ispartofpageto585
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleA criminal careers typology of child sexual abusers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSmallbone, Stephen W.
gro.griffith.authorWortley, Richard K.


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