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NCJ Number: 210104 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Histories and Later Offending of Child Pornography Offenders
Journal: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment  Volume:17  Issue:2  Dated:April 2005  Pages:201-210
Author(s): Michael C. Seto; Angela W. Eke
Date Published: April 2005
Page Count: 10
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study identified 201 adult male child pornography offenders from police databases and examined their charges or convictions after the initial child pornography offenses, with attention to potential predictors of later offenses.
Abstract: The initial study sample consisted of persons listed on the Ontario Sex Offender Registry (Canada) who had ever been convicted for the possession, distribution, or production of child pornography since the inception of the registry in April 2001. Nonviolent offenses consisted of a charge or conviction for offenses that did not involve direct contact with a person. Child pornography and noncontact sexual offenses were also counted in this category. Two-thirds of the subjects (n=135) had only child pornography index offenses; the remainder were convicted of other kinds of offenses at the time they were adjudicated for a child pornography offense. Thirty-four offenders (17 percent) offended again during the follow-up period, an average of 2.5 years. Four percent committed a new contact sexual offense. Child pornography offenders with prior criminal records were significantly more likely to reoffend in any way during the follow-up period. Child pornography offenders who had committed a prior or concurrent contact sexual offense were the most likely to reoffend, either generally or sexually. 3 tables and 19 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child Pornography; Recidivism; Recidivism causes; Recidivism prediction; Sex offenders
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