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NCJ Number: 104927 Find in a Library
Title: Situational and Preferential Sex Offenders (From Sexual Exploitation of the Child, P 28-39, 1986, Thomas M Frost and Magnus J Seng, eds. - See NCJ-104925)
Author(s): K Lanning
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Loyola University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611
Sale Source: Loyola University of Chicago
Ctr for Urban Policy
Water Tower Campus
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using a concept developed by Dr. Park Dietz, this paper details typologies of child molesters under two broad categories: situational offenders and preferential offenders.
Abstract: Situational child molesters might engage in sexual activity with children under a certain set of varied circumstances. These include adults who turn to children as sexual substitutes under various stressful conditions, psychopaths whose general behavior is morally indiscriminate, adults who are sexually indiscriminate but relatively normal in other behavioral areas, and adults who are socially inadequate. The preferential offender, also known as the pedohpile, has a clear and consistent preference for sexual contact with children rather than adults. This broad category of child molesters includes the 'seduction' pedophile, who seduces children into sexual activity over a period of time; the 'introverted' pedophile, who impulsively picks up young children he does not know for brief sexual contact; and the 'sadistic' pedophile, who is not only sexually attracted to children but also physically abuses them. The paper lists pedophile indicators which show a preference for children as sexual objects, a long-term pattern of child molestation, well-developed techniques for obtaining children, and absorption in sexual fantasies focusing on children.
Main Term(s): Child molesters
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Offender profiles
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