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The characteristics of registered sexual offenders in an Australian jurisdiction

Day, Andrew, Darwinkel, Elli and Vess, James 2016, The characteristics of registered sexual offenders in an Australian jurisdiction, Journal of investigative psychology and offender profiling, vol. In Press, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.1002/jip.1461.

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Title The characteristics of registered sexual offenders in an Australian jurisdiction
Author(s) Day, Andrew
Darwinkel, Elli
Vess, James
Journal name Journal of investigative psychology and offender profiling
Volume number In Press
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2016-08-09
ISSN 1544-4759
1544-4767
Keyword(s) registered offenders
risk assessment
sex offending
Summary Current policies to manage convicted sexual offenders living in the community do not differentiate between those at different levels of risk. This is important if risk management strategies are to be better targeted. However, current methods of categorizing risk bands rely on the application of data from other populations, and thus may lack validity when used in jurisdictions other than those in which the validation data were collected. This study provides a descriptive analysis of cases managed by police in one Australian jurisdiction, presenting the offence histories and risk profiles of this population. The analysis shows that the heterogeneity exists in relation to offence type, level of risk, and victim characteristics, suggesting that more sophisticated systems of offender classification are likely to be required if judgements about risk are to inform offender management and the investigation of new sexual crime.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/jip.1461
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, John Wiley & Sons
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086836

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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