Parental sexual offending: Managing risk through diverson

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Parental child sexual abuse has enduring and potentially devastating effects for victims and their families. These offenders are typically determined to be low risk on static risk assessment instruments and are thus often excluded from sexual offender treatment programs. The paucity of risk instruments sensitive to dynamic factors in this subtype of sexual offenders has impaired policy development to manage risk and address their treatment needs. Few established risk scales have been validated on Australian offenders. The current study reports on static and dynamic risk factors in an Australian sample of parental child sex offenders and the predictive strength of those factors regarding reoffending with or without a treatment intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalTrends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
Issue number482
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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