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Violent female offending : an exploration of repeat and one-time offending.

  There has been an increased focus on understanding the factors that may be predictive of violent recidivism among female offenders. Previous research has indicated that repeat and one-time violent female offenders have very different profiles. All female prisoners incarcerated for a violent offense in Scotland over a two-month period (n = 87) were compared on a range of demographic, offending, behavioral and mental health variables. Multivariate regression analysis revealed a lack of ‘spousal’ relationships and early onset of violent offending were significant predictor variables that distinguished the recidivist subgroup (explaining 68.2% of variance). Difficulties with intimate relationships are, however, noted for both subgroups.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2011

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Taylor & Francis

  • DOI:

    10.1080/14999013.2012.723664

  • ISSN:

    1499-9013

Citation

Mahoney, A. L. & Karatzias, T. (2011). Violent female offending : an exploration of repeat and one-time offending. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. 11, 191-202. doi:10.1080/14999013.2012.723664. ISSN 1499-9013

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Keywords

Female; offending; violence; recidivism; repeat offenders; one-time offenders; predictors, correlates, relationships

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