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NCJ Number: 229448 Find in a Library
Title: Descriptive Profile of High-Risk Sex Offenders Under Intensive Supervision in the Province of British Columbia, Canada
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:54  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:71-91
Author(s): Patrick Lussier; Nadine Deslauriers-Varin; Tricia Ratel
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 21
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study provides a preliminary descriptive profile of individuals having been issued an 810 recognizance order (i.e., peace bond).
Abstract: This preventive order is issued to individuals in the community considered by the court to be high-risk sex offenders. In total, 88 offenders were issued an 810.1 (at risk of sexual offence against a child) or an 810.2 (at risk of a personal injury offence) recognizance order between April 2006 and February 2008, among whom 59 sex offenders were included. The sociodemographics, risk profiles, and recidivism of offenders under the orders were analyzed. Two risk assessment tools, the Static-99 and the Stable, were used to describe this population. Comparisons were made between sex offenders under 810.1 and 810.2 orders. Preliminary analyses suggest that these men are heterogeneous in terms of their level of risk of reoffending. Only one offender sexually reoffended while under the order. On the other hand, the general recidivism rate was about 30 percent, with many breaching the conditions of their order. The findings are discussed in light of the community risk management of high-risk sex offenders. (Publisher Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Canada; Foreign criminal justice research; Intensive supervision programs; Offender supervision; Recidivism; Recidivism prediction; Sex offender profiles; Sex offenders
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