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Title: Female Sex Offenders: An Overview and Analysis of 40 Cases
Journal: Criminal Justice Review  Volume:27  Issue:2  Dated:Autumn 2002  Pages:284-300
Author(s): Donna M. Vandiver; Jeffrey T. Walker
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 98-MU-MU-K013
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study reviewed and analyzed the cases of 40 registered female sex offenders in Arkansas in 1999, comparing them with the registered male sex offenders in that State.
Abstract: The study obtained information on the demographic characteristics of these women, the types of sex offenses committed, and victim characteristics. As of February 1, 1999, the typical female sex offender in Arkansas was likely to be Caucasian and to have been 31 years old at the time of her first sex offense. She had a history of only one sex offense, which was likely to have been her first offense. The offense was most likely either rape or first-degree sex abuse. The offense was committed within the State, and the victim was most likely a relative who was a minor. Compared to male sex offenders, the female offenders were slightly younger at the time of arrest for their first sex offense. Females were significantly more likely than males to be a first-time offender at the time of arrest for the sex offense. Males generally had more sex offenses in their criminal histories compared with females. Treatment programs and supervisory conditions should take into account the specific patterns of offending for female sex offenders. Suggestions are offered for future research in this area. 3 tables and 38 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Arkansas; BJS Grant-related Documents; Demography; Female sex offenders; Male female offender comparisons; Sex offender profiles; Sex offender treatment
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