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NCJ Number: 184221 Find in a Library
Title: Sexually Aggressive Behavior (From Sexual Aggression, P 3-40, 1999, Jon A. Shaw, M.D., ed. -- See NCJ-184220)
Author(s): Jon A. Shaw M.D.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Sale Source: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.appi.org/ 
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an overview of sexually aggressive behavior.
Abstract: Sexual aggression invariably involves the use of threat, intimidation, exploitation of authority, or force with the aim of imposing one’s sexual will on a non-consenting person for the purpose of personal gratification that may or may not be predominantly sexual in nature. The chapter focuses on issues central to an understanding of sexual aggression. It discusses the scope of sexual aggression; categories of victims; sexual aggression as a dimensional concept; sexual aggression and dating behavior; the nature of aggression, including biological, ethological, developmental, psychodynamic, familial, and sociocultural considerations; the relationship between sexual aggression and narcissism; and the role of sexual trauma in the etiology of sexually abusive behavior. The increasing exposure of youth to violence and violent sexual behavior, whether through coercive family experiences, sexual victimization, media portrayal of explicit sexual aggression or the increased cultural tolerance of sexually aggressive behavior, has resulted in children who are at increased risk of becoming sexually aggressive. References
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Child Sexual Abuse; Environmental influences; Media violence; Sex offenses; Sexual assault victims; Sexual behavior; Victimization; Violence
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