A systematic review examining the use of media as an offence-related behaviour in recidivism of offenders
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Method: Eleven databases were queried to identify relevant literature. To ensure no past and ongoing studies were excluded, key papers' reference lists were closely examined for further relevant studies and experts in the field were contacted. Studies included were assessed for quality across prognostic factors.
Results: Three studies were identified as investigating media OB for people who have recidivated. Data synthesis highlighted that different forms of media are used in the process and act of re-offending. Risk level of offenders and media type were factors in recidivism.
Conclusion: Amongst some offenders media OB may be a pathway to re-offending. The recording, monitoring, and open discussion of media OB may inform risk management strategies for offenders. Further prospective research is required which examines media OB and recidivism utilising both qualitative and quantitative methods.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Aggression and Violent Behavior|
|Early online date||4 Nov 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Jan 2021|
- A systematic review examining the use of media
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