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dc.contributor.authorRothwell, Megan
dc.contributor.authorFido, Dean
dc.contributor.authorHeym, Nadja
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-04T16:29:36Z
dc.date.available2021-01-04T16:29:36Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-15
dc.identifier.citationRothwell, M., Fido, D. and Heym, N., (2020). 'Perceptions around adult and child sex offenders and their rehabilitation as a function of education in forensic psychology independent of traditionalism and perpetrator sex'. Forensic Science International: Mind and Law, 2, pp. 1-7.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0379-0738
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.fsiml.2020.100039
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625493
dc.description.abstractLiterature pertaining to individuals with sexual convictions typically reports punitive views about their crimes, sentences, and effectiveness of rehabilitation. However, such perceptions may be a function of offense demographics, such as victim age and perpetrator sex, and perceiver characteristics, such as their traditionalism or forensic awareness/education. Participants (N=101; 60% forensic psychology student; 40% general public) read online vignettes related to sexual offences (manipulating perpetrator sex and victim age), and completed measures of perceptions of sex offenders, perceived rehabilitation efficacy and traditionalism. Members of the general population (without forensic education background) reported harsher views towards individuals with sexual convictions and their rehabilitation, relative to students of forensic psychology, independent of their greater traditionalism. There was no main effect of or interaction with perpetrator sex. Whilst participants endorsed more negative perceptions towards sex offenders of child than adult victims, this did not extent to differences in perceptions regarding their rehabilitation. Findings reported here indicate a need for greater understanding as to the factors that might moderate perceptions towards individuals with sexual convictions, and have implications for the promotion of sex offender rehabilitation programmes. Understanding the root of such public attitudes is a key step for creating and improving associated policies.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666353820300321en_US
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectpublic perceptionsen_US
dc.subjectsex offendersen_US
dc.subjectrehabilitationen_US
dc.subjectfemale sex offendersen_US
dc.subjectvictim ageen_US
dc.subjecttraditionalismen_US
dc.titlePerceptions around adult and child sex offenders and their rehabilitation as a function of education in forensic psychology independent of traditionalism and perpetrator sex  en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalForensic Science International: Mind and Lawen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-08
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-04T16:29:37Z
dc.author.detail786105en_US


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