You are not logged in.

Planning helps : the impact of release planning on subsequent re-entry experiences of child sex offenders

Willis, Gwenda M. and Johnston, Lucy 2012, Planning helps : the impact of release planning on subsequent re-entry experiences of child sex offenders, Journal of sexual aggression, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 194-208, doi: 10.1080/13552600.2010.506576.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Planning helps : the impact of release planning on subsequent re-entry experiences of child sex offenders
Author(s) Willis, Gwenda M.
Johnston, Lucy
Journal name Journal of sexual aggression
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 194
End page 208
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, England
Publication date 2012-07
ISSN 1355-2600
1742-6545
Keyword(s) child molesters
recidivism
re-entry
release planning
sex offenders
social support
Summary Recent research has demonstrated that poor release planning is associated with sex offender recidivism; however, whether release planning correlates with actual re-entry experiences has not been investigated systematically. Accordingly, in the present study release planning was rated for 16 child sex offenders, and semi-structured interviews about re-entry experiences were conducted at one, three and six months following their release from prison. As expected, significant positive correlations were found between release planning and re-entry experiences across the follow-up period, indicating that higher-quality release planning is associated with more positive re-entry experiences. Accordingly, it can be assumed that re-entry experiences differ between recidivists and non-recidivists, and hence positive re-entry experiences contribute to a reduction in sex offender recidivism. The implications for the management of offender release, policy makers and society as a whole are discussed.
Notes Version of record first published: 12 Oct 2010
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13552600.2010.506576
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040292

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 5 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 5 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 94 Abstract Views, 1 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 29 Nov 2011, 14:54:36 EST by Jane Moschetti

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.