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NCJ Number: 155150 Find in a Library
Title: Long-term Follow-up of Child Molesters: Risk Predictors and Treatment Outcome
Author(s): R K Hanson; R A Steffy; R Gauthier
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Ministry of Supply and Services
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, Canada
Canada Solicitor General
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-662-19346-6
Sale Source: Canada Ministry of Supply and Services
123 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: One hundred ninety-seven child molesters released from prison in Canada between 1958 and 1974 were studied to determine their long-term recidivism rates.
Abstract: Results revealed that 42 percent of the sample were reconvicted for sex offenses, violent crimes, or both. Ten percent were reconvicted between 10 and 31 years after release. Incest offenders were reconvicted at a slower rate than homosexual pedophiles; heterosexual pedophiles had a rate between these two groups. Other factors associated with increased recidivism were never being married and prior sex offenses. Although mental health and personality test scores improved treatment, neither the pretreatment nor the posttreatment scores were associated with recidivism. The recidivism rate for the treated child molesters was similar to the recidivism rate for comparison groups of untreated child molesters. Figures, tables, and 61 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Canada; Child molesters; Foreign offenders; Recidivism; Recidivism statistics; Sex offender treatment
Note: No. 1992-02
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