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Conversely, Prentky, Lee, Knight, and Cerce (1997) found that over a 25-year period, child molesters had higher rates of reoffense than rapists. In this study, recidivism was operationalized as a failure rate and calculated as the proportion of individuals who were rearrested using survival analysis (which takes into account the amount of time each offender has been at risk in the community). Results show that over longer periods of time, child molesters have a higher failure rate—thus, a higher rate of rearrest—than rapists (52 percent versus 39 percent over 25 years).
Originally posted by Ismail
reply to post by mysterychicken
Although the french prison system has huge flaws, they do tend to try and rehabilitate child molesters, through psycological care and hormonal medication. Maybe it works better than just throwing people in a cage for a few years. Just an idea...