The characteristics of persistent sexual offenders: a meta-analysis of recidivism studies.

  title={The characteristics of persistent sexual offenders: a meta-analysis of recidivism studies.},
  author={Randall K Hanson and Kelly E Morton-Bourgon},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={73 6},
A meta-analysis of 82 recidivism studies (1,620 findings from 29,450 sexual offenders) identified deviant sexual preferences and antisocial orientation as the major predictors of sexual recidivism for both adult and adolescent sexual offenders. Antisocial orientation was the major predictor of violent recidivism and general (any) recidivism. The review also identified some dynamic risk factors that have the potential of being useful treatment targets (e.g., sexual preoccupations, general self… CONTINUE READING
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