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Sex offending and low self-control: An extension and test of the general theory of crime

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  • Ha, Olivia Katherine
  • Beauregard, Eric

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The research reported in this article tests the General Theory of Crime using a sample of repeat sex offenders.

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  • Ha, Olivia Katherine & Beauregard, Eric, 2016. "Sex offending and low self-control: An extension and test of the general theory of crime," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 62-73.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jcjust:v:47:y:2016:i:c:p:62-73
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2016.07.005
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    1. Lussier, Patrick & Bouchard, Martin & Beauregard, Eric, 2011. "Patterns of criminal achievement in sexual offending: Unravelling the “successful” sex offender," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 39(5), pages 433-444.
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    3. Stephens, Skye & Reale, Kylie S. & Goodwill, Alasdair M. & Beauregard, Eric, 2017. "Examining the role of opportunity in the offense behavior of victim age polymorphic sex offenders," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 52(C), pages 41-48.

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