Faculty note: Akakpo publication
Tohoro (Francis) Akakpo, assistant professor of Social Work, is one of three co-authors of a paper featured this month in the international Journal of Sexual Aggression, published by Routledge in the United Kingdom. The article is titled “Comparison of non-sexual crimes committed by juvenile sexual offenders and delinquent youth in residential treatment in the USA.” The research involved data collected five years apart on 600 adolescents, exploring differences and similarities in criminal behavior between incarcerated adolescents who committed both sexual and non-sexual crimes with adolescents who committed only non-sexual crimes. The study indicated an apparent correlation between delinquency/property damage and sexual crimes, and relatively little overlap between theft/drug offenses and sexual crimes. Akakpo’s co-authors were George S. Leibowitz of the University of Vermont and David L. Burton of Smith College. The paper was initially presented at the 26th National Adolescent Perpetration Network Conference in 2011 in San Antonio.