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NCJ Number: 127051 Find in a Library
Title: Follow-up of Rapists Assessed in a Maximum-Security Psychiatric Facility
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:5  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1990)  Pages:435-448
Author(s): M E Rice; G T Harris; V L Quinsey
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 14
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recidivism and readmission data were gathered in a study of 54 rapists for an average of 46 months following release from a maximum-security psychiatric hospital.
Abstract: Twenty-eight percent were subsequently convicted for sexual offenses; 43 percent for violent offenses, and 59 percent for subsequent offenses of any kind. Subject convicted of these subsequent offenses were differentiated from those who did not by means of univariate and multiple discriminate analyses using personal characteristics, offense history data, and sexual preference testing data. Sexual and violent recidivism were well predicted by phallometricaly measured sexual interest in nonsexual violence and degree of psychopathy, as accurately as when using all of the study predictors. The data support a theory that differentiates rape as a manifestation of criminal lifestyle and an exploitive approach to others. Note, 4 tables, and 17 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Rapists
Index Term(s): Psychopaths; Rape research; Recidivism statistics; Recidivists
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