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A preliminary typology of young sex offenders.

Authors
  • Långström, N
  • Grann, M
  • Lindblad, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of adolescence
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2000
Volume
23
Issue
3
Pages
319–329
Identifiers
PMID: 10837110
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Data concerning all young (15-20 years, n = 56) sex offenders (YSOs) subjected to forensic psychiatric investigation in Sweden during 1988-1995 were used in an attempt to construct and validate an introductory YSO typology based solely on offence characteristics. A 5-cluster solution received optimal support from cluster analysis of 15 offence-related variables. A few historical and clinical characteristics varied across clusters. Survival analyses revealed that the clusters differed with respect to sexual but not to violent or general reconviction rates.

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