Relationship between family characteristics and sex offences by young males

Guzman Castillo, Berenice (2016) Relationship between family characteristics and sex offences by young males. MSc(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between family characteristics and young sex offenders. The analysis used draws upon data from juvenile delinquents in the England's secure Youth Treatment Service in 1999, containing 126 males between 11 and 17 years old. A binary logistic regression analysis was conducted to ascertain the relationship of family factors (i.e., family structure, domestic violence, criminality, alcohol and drugs misuse, and psychiatric illness) on the likelihood that adolescents become sex offenders. Results suggest that all variables used in the logistic regression model were associated with committing a sex offence, except foster care, which reveals that foster placements are a protective factor related to sexual offending behaviours. Additional findings and implications are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MSc(Res))
Supervisors: Browne, Kevin
Keywords: Sex offenders, Family characteristics
Subjects: W Medicine and related subjects (NLM Classification) > WM Psychiatry
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Item ID: 38956
Depositing User: Guzman Castillo, Berenice
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 12:48
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 14:03
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38956

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