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Legal Psychology at Åbo Akademi

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Low recidivism rates of child sex offenders in a Finnish 7-year follow-up

This study examines the recidivism rates of Finnish child sex offender convicted in 2010 (n = 361) over a follow-up period of seven years. The results indicate that while reoffending for other types of offences was common (34 %), offenders had very low sexual crime recidivism rates.

Taina Laajasalo, Noora Ellonen, Julia Korkman, Tom Pakkanen & Olli-Pekka Aaltonen

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