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dc.contributor.authorDuggan, Conor
dc.contributor.authorHuband, Nick
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Martin
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-13T11:41:55Z
dc.date.available2017-10-13T11:41:55Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationDuggan, C., Hollin, C., Huband, N., Clarke, M., McCarthy, L. & Davies, S. (2013). A Comparison of Mentally Disordered Male Offenders with and without a Sexual Offence: Their Characteristics and Outcome 1. Sexual Offender Treatment, 8 (1), pp.1-8.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/5145
dc.description.abstractAim/Background: Among sex offenders, those with a co-occurring mental disorder requiring psychiatric hospitalization form a small but important subgroup that has received little empirical investigation in the UK. We compared their characteristics on hospital admission and their course after discharge with mentally disordered offenders without a sexual offence who were discharged from the same medium secure hospital. Materials/Method: All first-time admissions to a medium secure hospital in the UK over a 20 year period were examined. The sample of 502 mentally disordered men were subdivided into those with and without a sexual offence (MDSOs and Non-MDSOs respectively) and their characteristics on 14 admission variables compared. The outcome of these two groups was also investigated in respect to mortality and readmission rates , in addition to their reconviction rates for sexual and other types of offences. Results: The mean length of the follow-up was 9 years. The two groups were broadly similar in their admission characteristics. Both groups were also similar in their rates of mortality (c. 9%) and readmission (c. 60%) during the follow-up. While the rates of reconviction were similar for any offence and for violent offending in both the sex offending and non-sex offending groups (45.7% and 23.5% and 51.1% and 25.1% respectively), the rates for a reconviction of a sexual offence was greater in the former (17.3% and 2.4% respectively). Conclusions: This study confirms that MDSOs behaved in a way that is suggested by the general criminological literature, namely that (a) they were similar in their background characteristics (i.e. an absence of specialisation in their offending) and (b) their pattern of general and violent re-offending was similar to mentally disordered offenders without a sexual offence. In contrast however, the MDSOs were much more likely to re-offend sexually.en
dc.description.urihttp://www.sexual-offender-treatment.org/120.html
dc.subjectSex offensesen
dc.subjectPsychiatric hospitalsen
dc.titleA comparison of mentally disordered male offenders with and without a sexual offence: Their characteristics and outcomeen
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