ResearchProposal: Recidivism rate for sex offenders living in acommunity/residential and non-community/residential living

AddressingIdentified Gap

Thestudy of relapse of individuals into an offense has been carried outfor a long time. However, most studies done have mainly concentratedon other crimes especially the drug-related. For the studies thathave been done on recidivism rate for sex offenders, the focus hasmainly been on the rates of crime in regards to gender (Nally et al.,2014 Craig, Dixon &amp Gannon, 2013). This study, however, exploresa new dimension and looks at the recidivism rate for sex offenders inthe community and non-community areas, an aspect that has long beenignored.

Justificationthat the Problem is Meaningful

Severalresearch works done concentrated on the recidivism rates for sexoffenders residing in restricted residence (Huebner et al., 2014).However, the trend has changed given that upon assessment, some ofthe offenders are left to live in non-community areas, the areas outof restriction. Having this study will help bring to light therelapse of individuals into sex crimes by residence patterns (Bruceet al., 2014). Additionally, some of the studies that have been donepreviously have focused on the recidivism rates among the sexoffenders as compared to non-sex offenders (Durose, Cooper &ampSnyder, 2014).

OverallPurpose of the Study

Thestudy will mainly focus onaddressingthe recidivism rates for sex offenders in both community andnon-community areas. The study will employ mix research methods, thatis, both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The use ofqualitative approach is appropriate as it helps in understanding theconcept deeper. A large number of previously done research workconcentrated so much on those living in community area and thus thisstudy will help provide a deeper insight into the issue of recidivismrates. To compare the recidivism rates, the study will employ the useof the quantitative approach. In quantitative studies, the variablesused will be the number of re-offense and the years (a period istaken to commit the crime). The comparison is then done between thosein community and those in non-community areas.


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