Characteristics of Individuals Petitioned for Civil Commitment

This article explores the demographic and criminal characteristics of a group of sex offenders currently residing in a facility for civilly committed sex offenders. Legal and clinical records were used and data coded. This sample is compared to published data on a group of civilly committed sex offe...

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Published in:International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
Contributors: Becker, Judith V. (Other); Stinson, Jill (Other); Tromp, Shannon (Other); Messer, Gene (Other)
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:Undetermined language
Published: 2003
In:International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
Year: 2003, Volume: 47, Issue: 2, Pages: 185-195
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Summary:This article explores the demographic and criminal characteristics of a group of sex offenders currently residing in a facility for civilly committed sex offenders. Legal and clinical records were used and data coded. This sample is compared to published data on a group of civilly committed sex offenders in another state. Results indicated that there were numerous similarities and some differences between the two groups. Further research needs to be conducted on civilly committed sex offenders in other states to better understand this population
ISSN:0306-624X
DOI:10.1177/0306624X03251114