Female sex offenders; exposing the myth

Humphrey, Eve (2008) Female sex offenders; exposing the myth. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Much of the research applicable to female sex offenders originates from the USA, Canada and Australasia. Whilst theoretically this not of concern, this does have implications when attempting to determine matters such as prevalence of female offending and recidivism rates. Unfortunately, the majority of studies detailing the prevalence of female offending originate from these countries. This is in part due to the methods used to record sex crimes and the existence of sex offender treatment programmes established for female offenders. Whilst these countries record the gender of sex offenders on arrest and conviction, the Home Office does not. Furthermore, the UK is only in the process of developing female sex offender treatment programmes. Furthermore, many of the journals in which relevant studies can be found are either available online only or have not yet been published. Where studies have been published online their availability is not always guaranteed. Books on the subject are minimal, although a small number of chapters in edited books have been published.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/632

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