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NCJ Number: 156369 Find in a Library
Title: Exploratory Study of Chronic Sex Offenders: Their Prevalence and Characteristics
Author(s): D D Schram; C D Milloy
Corporate Author: Urban Policy Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Urban Policy Research
Seattle, WA 98103
Washington State Institute for Public Policy
Olympia, WA 98504-0999
Sale Source: Washington State Institute for Public Policy
110 Fifth Avenue Southeast
Suite 214
P.O. Box 40999
Olympia, WA 98504-0999
United States of America

Urban Policy Research
1101 North Northlake Way
Suite 106
Seattle, WA 98103
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the results of an exploratory study of seven chronic sex offenders, convicted of three or more independent felony sex offenses and committed to the Washington State Department of Corrections between 1985 and 1989.
Abstract: Subjects were identified from among convicted offenders who were not eligible for the Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternatives (SSOSA). Data were collected from police reports, presentence investigation reports, clinical evaluations and diagnoses, treatment involvement, education and employment histories, and prison and community adjustment reports. Results showed that the file material on chronic sex offenders was complete and generally consistent with the guidelines set forth in the Offender Psycho-Social Assessment Manual. This sample possessed many of the traits and behaviors identified in Hare's Psychopathy Checklist, except that these chronic sex offenders were not versatile offenders and more than half had no juvenile offense history. 1 table and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections; Juveniles; Offender profiles; Recidivists; Sex offenders; Victims of Crime; Washington
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