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NCJ Number: 229747 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Offending in Groups: An Evaluation
Journal: Aggression and Violent Behavior  Volume:15  Issue:2  Dated:March/April 2010  Pages:87-99
Author(s): Leigh Harkins; Louise Dixon
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 13
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This review provides a current description of a number of contexts in which multiple perpetrator sexual offending occurs followed by a discussion of how theory contributes to the understanding of this phenomenon in the various contexts described.
Abstract: This review provides a current description of a number of contexts in which multiple perpetrator sexual offending occurs. Specifically, seven sub-categories of offenses are examined under two main themes of 'rape of peers/adults' and 'multiple perpetrator offenses against children.' This is complimented by a discussion psychological theories and factors that contribute to the understanding of multiple perpetrator sexual offenses within a multifactorial framework. Individual, sociocultural and situational levels are examined to provide an explanation for the commitment of sexual offenses with others, with particular emphasis on theories and processes of group aggression. This review provides tentative ideas to stimulate thought and further research in this area. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Sex offenders
Index Term(s): Group behavior; Rape research; Sex offense causes; Sex offenses; Violence; Violence causes
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