Statistical analysis of sexual offenders - a preliminary study

N N Daeid, J Lynch

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Abstract

It is suggested that persons arrested and incarcerated for sexual offences are in some ways different than other inmates. This paper examines various characteristics of sexual offenders in an Irish prison and determines if perceived differences are statistically valid using some of the techniques available through offender profiling. Statistical differences (chi(2); P = 0.01) in some characteristics were found between other prisoners and sexual offenders. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-161
Number of pages9
JournalForensic Science International
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 1998

Keywords

  • statistical analysis
  • significant difference
  • sexual offenders

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