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Short term reoffending by child victim sex offenders in New Zealand : a comparison of those with and without extended supervision

Watson, Teresa and Vess, James 2008, Short term reoffending by child victim sex offenders in New Zealand : a comparison of those with and without extended supervision, Sexual abuse in Australia and New Zealand, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 44-52.

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Title Short term reoffending by child victim sex offenders in New Zealand : a comparison of those with and without extended supervision
Author(s) Watson, Teresa
Vess, James
Journal name Sexual abuse in Australia and New Zealand
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 44
End page 52
Publisher Australia News Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (A N Z A T S A)
Place of publication Haymarket, N.S.W.
Publication date 2008-07
ISSN 1833-8488
Keyword(s) Sexually abused children -- New Zealand
Sex offenders -- New Zealand
Recidivism -- New Zealand
Child sexual abuse -- New Zealand
Summary Sexual offenders with child victims in New Zealand who are considered at high risk for reoffending are subject to an Extended Supervision Order. This allows for a period of supervision of up to ten years following release to the community. The present study examined 89 offenders given Extended Supervision Orders over the 33 month period since the legislation was enacted. All types of reoffending resulting in criminal convictions by this group were included. A matched sample of sexual offenders with child victims released prior to this legislation and a sample of offenders judged to be lower risk were compared to those under extended supervision. Offenders under extended supervision reoffended faster and at a higher rate for both sexual and general offences than those deemed lower risk, but at a lower rate than pre-extended supervision high risk offenders. The relationship between specialist treatment programme attendance and completion, actuarial risk level, and recidivism in the extended supervision sample were also investigated. These variables were found not to be significant predictors of sexual recidivism.
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, ANZATSA
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019563

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Psychology
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