Advantages And Disadvantages Of Correlational Research

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Register to read the introduction… The nine risk factors included were address stability, young offenders, shared residence status with the victim, education level, race, employment stability, number of prior criminal record, substance abuse history, and prior completion of batterer’s counseling. Johnson found that address stability, offenders who possessed a high school diploma or GED, prior completion of batterer’s counseling, and Caucasians had a negative correlation with re-arrest whereas the other five factors had a positive correlation and were more likely to be re-arrested. Johnson’s findings were consistent with previous research and the method was straightforward to support his hypotheses, however, there were also limitations. This study also focused on only male gender which could lead to biased results and the re-arrest records were obtained for one county but did not include re-arrests in other counties which could lead to inaccurate data. The data also did not include if police calls were made but no re-arrest because the victim failed to report the truth when the police were at the scene and there also could have been an absence in data if the victim failed to report an

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