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NCJ Number: 230239 Find in a Library
Title: Study Characteristics and Recidivism Base Rates in Juvenile Sex Offender Recidivism
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:54  Issue:2  Dated:April 2010  Pages:197-212
Author(s): Michael F. Caldwell
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 16
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study reports on the results of a review and meta-analysis of 63 datasets that examine sexual recidivism among juvenile sex offenders.
Abstract: The studies include a total of 11,219 juvenile sex offenders, followed for a weighted mean of 59.4 months (SD = 36.1 months). Recidivism is identified through official records of arrest or conviction. The weighted mean sexual recidivism rate is 7.08 percent ( SD = 3.9 percent). The weighted mean rate of general recidivism is 43.4 percent (SD = 18.9 percent). Studies that examine sexual recidivism during adolescence find monthly sexual recidivism rates that are more than 4 times higher than those found in studies that rely only on adult recidivism records. Neither the level of secured placement (community, residential, or secured custody) nor the use of arrest versus conviction as an outcome significantly influences sexual recidivism rates. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): Juvenile Recidivism; Research design; Research methods
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