Examining the Relationship Between Prison Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Recidivism among Federal Sex Offenders

This study examines how sex offenders who engage in prison sexual misconduct (PSM) compare to other sex offenders who do not offend in prison in terms of sexual, violent, and nonviolent rearrest rates upon their release. Differences in the connection between PSM and recidivism between two groups wer...

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Main Author: Faust, Erik (Author)
Contributors: Evans, Trent ; Bazerman, Ivonne E.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2024
In: Criminology, criminal justice, law & society
Year: 2024, Volume: 25, Issue: 1, Pages: 29-37
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Summary:This study examines how sex offenders who engage in prison sexual misconduct (PSM) compare to other sex offenders who do not offend in prison in terms of sexual, violent, and nonviolent rearrest rates upon their release. Differences in the connection between PSM and recidivism between two groups were also examined: offenders with a history of adult victims (ASO) and offenders with a history of child victims (CSO). The findings reveal that for the sample as a whole, PSM is associated with overall recidivism, but it is not associated specifically with sexual, violent, or nonviolent offending. For ASO, PSM was significantly associated with sexual rearrest but not violent rearrest, while for CSO, PSM was significantly associated with violent rearrest but not sexual rearrest. Implications of these findings and directions for future research are discussed.
ISSN:2332-886X
DOI:10.54555/ccjls.10194.115913