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NCJ Number: 123056 Find in a Library
Title: Female Sex Offenders
Author(s): J Grayson
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: C. Henry Kempe National Ctr for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Denver, CO 80220
Sale Source: C. Henry Kempe National Ctr for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
1205 Oneida Street
Denver, CO 80220
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Women are generally believed to be responsible for only a small fraction of sexual crimes, although some argue that the reported incidence of female sex offenders is low due to serious under-reporting.
Abstract: Regardless of the number of female sex offenders, therapists agree that female offenders differ from their male counterparts. Females frequently commit their offense in concert with a male offender who may be a spouse or a boyfriend. Females appear to use violence less frequently than males and are more likely than males to know their victims and/or victimize their own children. Females seem to be less likely than males to have a wide range of deviant sexual behaviors. A typology of female sex offenders has been developed that identifies three distinct offender categories: teacher/lover, predisposed, and male-coerced. Female treatment issues involve training in assertiveness and independence and developing treatment models that incorporate developmental, cultural, and sex role issues regarding females. 26 references.
Main Term(s): Female offenders
Index Term(s): Female sex roles; Sex offenders
Note: Published in "Interchange," the Cooperative Newsletter of the Adolescent Perpetrator Network, and reprinted from the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter
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