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Title: Static risk factors among Jamaican sex offenders : a cross-cultural analysis
Author: Taylor, Chénelle Anika
ISNI:       0000 0004 7231 1705
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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The thesis examined static risk factors for sexual offending in Jamaican sex offenders, in contrast to British and Canadian sex offenders. A critique of a static risk assessment tool known as Static-99 Revised (Hanson & Thornton, 2000) was presented in Chapter Two. Chapter Three presented a cross-cultural, empirical investigation of static risk factors for sexual offending between Jamaican and British/Canadian sex offenders. No significant difference was found in the total static risk score of Jamaican and British/Canadian sex offenders. More Jamaican sex offenders endorsed items that were indicative of an antisocial lifestyle. Offender type (rapist, extra- familial child molester and incest offender) did not impact significantly on static risk scores within the samples. A systematic review of the literature on protective factors for sexual offending was conducted in Chapter Four. Results indicated that empathy, motivation and treatment are likely to have a protective effect on sexual offending; however, further research into how these factors work together to enhance desistance (i.e., cessation of sexual offending) is needed. Chapter Five concluded the thesis with a discussion of the main findings and presents the implications for practice, followed by directions for future research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Foren.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology