Sex Offenders: A Criminal Career Approach

Sex Offenders: A Criminal Career Approach

By: Patrick Lussier (author), Arjan A. J. Blokland (author)Paperback

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An authoritative and in-depth treatment of the latest research into the criminal careers of sex offenders, providing background and investigating the policies used to combat one of society s most intractable public issues. * Features chapters based on original research from the most prominent scholars in the field of sex offender and criminal career research * Deals with the entire criminal careers of sex offenders from youth to adulthood * Illustrates the significance of the criminal career approach for theory, treatment, research, and policy regarding sex offenders * Covers a wider breadth of topics than existing texts and uses data from various studies and countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and the Netherlands * Features an introductory chapter charting the origins of the criminal career perspective as well as the history of sex offender research, pinpointing the most important research questions and current debates in both fields

About Author

Arjan A.J. Blokland is a senior-researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and a professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His work has been published widely in criminology and psychology journals. Patrick Lussier is an Associate Professor at the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is the co-director of the Centre for Research on Sexual Violence (CrSV) in Burnaby, British Columbia. He is co-principal investigator of the Vancouver Longitudinal Study of the psychosocial development of children. His work has been published in numerous academic journals.


Notes on Contributors ix Forewords xvii Preface xxi Acknowledgements xxv Part I Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in the Study of Sex Offending 1 1 The Criminal Career Paradigm and Its Relevance to Studying Sex Offenders 3 Arjan Blokland & Patrick Lussier 2 Criminal Career Features in Theories of Sexual Offending 23 Jo Thakker & Tony Ward 3 An Integrated Life ]Course Developmental Theory of Sexual Offending 43 Stephen Smallbone & Jesse Cale Part II Criminal Career Patterns of Sex Offenders and Associated Issues 71 4 Criminal Careers for Different Juvenile Sex Offender Subgroups 73 Jan Hendriks, Chantal van den Berg, & Catrien Bijleveld 5 The Childhood Risk Factors of Adolescent ]Onset and Adult ]Onset of Sex Offending: Evidence From a Prospective Longitudinal Study 93 Patrick Lussier, Arjan Blokland, Jeff Mathesius, Dustin Pardini, & Rolf Loeber 6 Assessing the Continuity of Sex Offending Over the Life Course: Evidence From Two Large Birth Cohort Studies 129 Wesley G. Jennings, Alex R. Piquero, Franklin E. Zimring, & Jennifer M. Reingle 7 Antisocial Trajectories in Youth and the Onset of Adult Criminal Careers in Sexual Offenders of Children and Women 143 Jesse Cale 8 Offending Patterns Over Time: An Examination of Specialization, Escalation, and De ]escalation in the Commission of Sexual Offenses 171 Benoit Leclerc, Patrick Lussier, & Nadine Deslauriers ]Varin 9 Criminal Career Features of Female Sexual Offenders 199 Miriam Wijkman & Catrien Bijleveld 10 Mayhem by Occupation: On the Relevance of Criminal Careers to Sexual Homicide Offenders 219 Matt DeLisi 11 Changing Prevalence of Sex Offender Convictions: Disentangling Age, Period, and Cohort Effects Over Time 231 Brian Francis, Claire Hargreaves, & Keith Soothill 12 Life ]Course Transitions and Desistance in Sex Offenders: An Event History Analysis 257 Arjan Blokland & Victor van der Geest 13 Offending Trajectory and Residual Offending of Adult Sex Offenders: A Person ]Oriented Approach to Risk Prediction 289 Patrick Lussier & Garth Davies 14 The Concentration of Sex Offenses in British and Dutch Families 321 Steve van de Weijer, Sytske Besemer, Catrien Bijleveld, & Arjan Blokland Part III The Criminal Career Approach and Associated Policy Issues 349 15 Estimating the Size of the Sexual Aggressor Population 351 Martin Bouchard & Patrick Lussier 16 Potential for Redemption for Sex Offenders 373 Kiminori Nakamura & Alfred Blumstein 17 Policing Sex Offenders, Past and Present: The Role and Importance of a Criminal Career Approach in Helping Shape Future Policies 405 Patrick Lussier & Arjan Blokland Index 429

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  • ISBN13: 9780470975466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780470975466
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 0470975466

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