Phase 2 fieldwork starting at Mersey Care

Our research assistant, Katie Place, is starting with us at Mersey Care’s Specialist Learning Disability Services based in Whalley, Lancashire today. She will spend the next three months developing a comprehensive database that will capture information on all the past and current patients of the sex offender treatment program.

She will extract information from the patient records on variables, such as offence history, psychometric test scores, personal demographic data, engagement with the treatment and the care pathway during and after completing treatment. If this is not held on record, patients will be followed up by Katie to gather data on recidivism.

The data will be analysed using descriptive statistics and multivariate analysis in SPSS as appropriate to identify outcome patterns.