Sexual recidivism is concerned with the reoffending of sexual offenders who have already had contact with the criminal justice system. This entry emphasizes the need to carefully define what is meant by recidivism and discusses some
of the pitfalls in this area. It then focuses on recidivism rates, following on with a consideration of risk factors for recidivism, both static and
dynamic, before commonly used risk scores are
introduced. A discussion on specialization and a glance towards possible developments in this area concludes the section.