The advantage for treatment over nontreatment does not appear to be that large; because meta-analyses group studies together, they may mask the fact that some of them found fairly large effects of treatment and others found smaller or no effects. Finally, states are legally required to publicly identify higher-risk sex offenders.
In most cases, the victim, usually female, knows the perpetrator, generally male.
Sign In See Subscription Options. Most approaches employ a number of treatments. Recidivism research is as difficult as it is important. Research indicates that sex offenders, regardless of their type of sex offense, have higher rates of general recidivism than sexual recidivism.
Crime continues inside many prison walls. Conviction for another sexual offence was used as the recidivism criteria in this sample. That said, a better question to ask is who is responsible to correct recidivism?
All of these issues compound on to each other and with each issue included in the individuals release, the lesser of a chance that they have to not be a statistic of recidivism. Views Read Edit View history. A comparison of child molesters and non-sexual criminals: Risk predictors and long-term recidivism.
The study found that when the participant group of released offenders took educational classes while within the confines of prison, they had lower rates of recidivism as well as higher rates of employment. This study followed sexual offenders released in British Columbia between and
The magnitude of the difference suggests that sex offenders are far more likely to reoffend for a non-sexual crime than a sexual crime, so policies designed to increase public safety should also be concerned with the likelihood of sex offenders reoffending with crimes other than sexual offenses.
In most cases, the victim, usually female, knows the perpetrator, generally male. Results of this meta-analysis also suggest that we might be making progress.