Recidivism risk factors are correlated with a history of psychiatric hospitalization among sex offenders.

@article{Lee2016RecidivismRF,
  title={Recidivism risk factors are correlated with a history of psychiatric hospitalization among sex offenders.},
  author={Seung Chul Lee and Randall K Hanson},
  journal={Psychological services},
  year={2016},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          261-271
        }
}
Sexual offenders are more likely to have a history of psychiatric hospitalization compared with the general population. This finding suggests that a history of psychiatric hospitalization is a plausible risk factor for the initiation of sexual crimes. It is less clear, however, whether psychiatric hospitalization is associated with risk factors for criminal recidivism. Consequently, the current study examined the correlates of psychiatric hospitalization and its relevance for risk assessment in… CONTINUE READING
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