Child victim characteristics (e.g., having boy victims, having unrelated child victims) are well known to predict sexual recidivism among adult male offenders (Hanson & Bussiere, 1998; Hanson & Morton-Bourgon, 2005). This symposium involves three talks that extend this literature by looking more closely at child victim characteristics and sexual recidivism.
The first talk looks at the association between sexual victim choice polymorphism (having victims of different genders or age categories) and sexual recidivism in a large sample of clinically assessed sex offenders in Canada.
The second talk looks at the role of incest offending, including type of perpetrator-victim relationship, and sexual recidivism using the same clinical sample.
The third talk examines the concurrent and predictive validity of the revised Screening Scale for Pedophilic Interests (SSPI-2: boy victim; multiple child victims; young child victim; unrelated child victim; child pornography offending) in a sample of sex offenders referred as candidates for civil management in New York State. ..Source.. by Skye Stephens, Michael C. Seto, Alasdair M. Goodwill, and James M. Cantor