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Cold Case Reviews of Serious Sexual Offenders: An Exploration of Pre- and Post-Index Offending Patterns

Almond, L, McManus, MA, Worsley, J and Gregory, P (2015) Cold Case Reviews of Serious Sexual Offenders: An Exploration of Pre- and Post-Index Offending Patterns. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 15 (3). pp. 205-225. ISSN 1522-8932

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Abstract

This exploratory study investigates offending patterns of perpetrators of serious sexual assaults (SSA) who were not initially identified at the time of the offense. Thirty-eight adult male offenders were identified through Operation Advance, a phased approach program that forensically reviewed historical sexual offense cases submitted to the UK Forensic Science Service during 1989 to 1999. Results indicated that approximately one-third of the SSA offenders received a post-offense conviction for a sexual‐contact offense. Results showed greater chronicity and versatility of the subsequent offenses for those younger index offenders. Explanations for the findings are discussed with implications for suspect prioritization.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice on 11/06/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15228932.2015.1032143
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Divisions: Justice Studies (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2020 12:11
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 12:15
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/15228932.2015.1032143
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12805

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