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Dangerous Sex Offenders: Classifying, Predicting, and Evaluating Outcomes of Clinical Treatment in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1982-1985

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : clinical data
Creator
  • Prentky, Robert
  • Knight, Raymond
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-01-10
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
crime prediction; offender profiles; program evaluation; sex offender profiles; sex offenders; sex offenses; treatment facilities; treatment outcomes
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this data collection was to validate two classification systems, one for rapists and one for child molesters, used in a Massachusetts treatment center for sexually aggressive offenders. Rapists and child molesters were classified as two types of sex offenders and then clinically classified into subtypes based on criteria for the two taxonomies being tested. Variables include type of traffic offenses, criminal offenses, and sex offenses charged. Data on disposition of cases are also provided, along with parole and discharge information. Offenders' post-release offenses were categorized into traffic offenses, nontraffic offenses, and sex offenses.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982 / 1985
    Time period: 1982--1985
  • 1982 / 1985
    Collection date: 1982--1985
Geographic Coverage
  • Bridgewater
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All sex offender cases referred to a treatment center in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, for intensive observation and then released.
Sampling
Of the 1,500 sex offender cases that were referred to a treatment center in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, for intensive observation during 1982-1985, 500 were committed and became treatment patients. Of these patients, 270 were released after varying lengths of treatment and were selected as the sample in the study.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook and data collection instrument for this collection are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Website.

Note
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.2000-10-05 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been added to this collection. The data were reformatted to change the date variables from SPSS stored format to a month and year format that is not specific to any statistical package. A revised codebook, including a data completeness report, was created for the reformatted data file and original hardcopy documentation from the principal investigators was converted to PDF. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (NIJ 82-IJ-CX-0058).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8985 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08985.v1
Publications
  • Welsh, Brandon C., Farrington, David P.. Correctional intervention programs and cost-benefit analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior.27, (1), 115-133.2000.
    • ID: 10.1177/0093854800027001007 (DOI)
  • Prentky, Robert A., Knight, Raymond A., Lee, Austin S., Cerce, David D.. Predictive validity of lifestyle impulsivity for rapists. Criminal Justice and Behavior.22, (2), 106-128.1995.
    • ID: 10.1177/0093854895022002002 (DOI)
  • Knight, Raymond A., Prentky, Robert A., Cerce, David D.. The development, reliability, and validity of an inventory for the multidimensional assessment of sex and aggression. Criminal Justice and Behavior.21, (1), 72-94.1994.
    • ID: 10.1177/0093854894021001006 (DOI)
  • Knight, Raymond A., Prentky, Robert A.. Exploring Characteristics for Classifying Juvenile Sex Offenders. Juvenile Sex Offender.New York, NY: Guilford Publications. 1993.
  • Prentky, Richard, Burgess, A.W.. Rehabilitation of Child Molesters: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. Child Trauma I: Issues and Research.New York, NY: Garland. 1992.
  • Burgess, Ann W.. Rape and Sexual Assault III: Research Handbook. New York: Garland Publishing. 1991.
  • Prentky, Robert A., Burgess, A.W.. Hypothetical Biological Substrates of a Fantasy-Based Drive Mechanism for Repetitive Sexual Aggression. Rape and Sexual Assault III: A Research Handbook.New York, NY: Garland. 1991.
  • Prentky, Robert A., Knight, Raymond A.. Identifying critical dimensions for discriminating among rapists. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.59, (5), 643-661.1991.
    • ID: 10.1037/0022-006X.59.5.643 (DOI)
  • Prentky, Robert, Knight, Raymond A., Burgess, A.W., Ressler, R., Campbell, J., Lanning, K.V.. Child molesters who abduct. Violence and Victims.60, (3), 213-224.1991.
  • Knight, Raymond A., Prentky, Robert A.. Classifying Sexual Offenders: The Development and Corroboration of Taxonomic Models. The Handbook of Sexual Assault: Issues, Theories, and Treatment of the Offender.New York: Plenum. 1990.
  • Prentky, Robert, Burgess, A.W.. Rehabilitation of child molesters: A cost-benefit analysis. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.60, (1), 108-117.1990.
  • Knight, Raymond A.. An assessment of the concurrent validity of a child molester typology. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.4, (2), 131-150.1989.
    • ID: 10.1177/088626089004002001 (DOI)
  • Knight, Raymond A., Carter, Daniel L., Prentky, Robert A.. A system for the classification of child molesters: Reliability and application. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.4, (1), 3-23.1989.
    • ID: 10.1177/088626089004001001 (DOI)
  • Prentky, R.A., Knight, R.A., Sims-Knight, J.E., Straus, H., Rokous, F., Cerce, D.. Developmental Antecedents of Sexual Aggression. Development and Psychopathology.1, (NCJ 120280), 153-169.1989.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0954579400000328 (DOI)
  • Prentky, Robert A., Burgess, Ann Wolbert, Rokous, Frances, Lee, Austin, Hartman, Carol, Ressler, Robert, Douglas, John. The presumptive role of fantasy in serial sexual homicide. American Journal of Psychiatry.146, (7), 887-891.1989.
    • ID: http://psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/AJP/3515/887.pdf (URL)
  • Prentky, Robert A., Knight, Raymond A., Rosenberg, Ruth, Lee, Austin. A path analytic approach to the validation of a taxonomic system for classifying child molesters. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.5, (3), 231-257.1989.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01062739 (DOI)
  • Prentky, R.A., Knight, R.A., Rosenberg, R.. Validation Analyses on the MTC Taxonomy for Rapists: Disconfirmation and Reconceptualization. Human Sexual Aggression: Current Perspectives.New York: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1988.
  • Rosenberg, R., Knight, R.A., Prentky, R.A., Lee, A.. Validating the Components of a Taxonomic System for Rapists: A Path Analytic Approach. Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.16, 169-185.1988.
  • Bard, Leonard A., Carter, Daniel L., Cerce, David D., Knight, Raymond A., Rosenberg, Ruth, Schneider, Beth. A descriptive study of rapists and child molesters: Developmental, clinical, and criminal characteristics. Behavioral Sciences and the Law.5, (2), 203-220.1987.
  • Knight, Raymond A., Prentky, Robert A.. The developmental antecedents and adult adaptations of rapist subtypes. Criminal Justice and Behavior.14, (4), 403-426.1987.
    • ID: 10.1177/0093854887014004001 (DOI)
  • Prentky, Robert A., Burgess, Ann W., Carter, Daniel L.. Victim responses by rapist type: An empirical and clinical analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.1, (1), 73-98.1986.
    • ID: 10.1177/088626086001001005 (DOI)
  • Prentky, Robert A., Knight, Raymond A.. Impulsivity in the lifestyle and criminal behavior of sexual offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior.13, (2), 141-164.1986.
    • ID: 10.1177/0093854886013002002 (DOI)
  • Knight, R.A., Rosenberg, R., Schneider, B.. Classification of Sexual Assault: A Research Handbook. New York, NY: Garland. 1985.
  • Knight, R.A., Rosenberg, R., Schneider, B.. Classification of Sexual Offenders: Perspectives, Methods, and Validation. Rape and Sexual Assault: A Research Handbook.New York: Garland. 1985.
  • Prentky, R., Cohen, M, Seghorn, T.. Development of a rational taxonomy for the classification of rapists: the Massachusetts Treatment Center system. Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.13, (1), 39-70.1985.

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Prentky, Robert; Knight, Raymond (1989): Dangerous Sex Offenders: Classifying, Predicting, and Evaluating Outcomes of Clinical Treatment in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1982-1985. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08985