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NCJ Number: 126242 Find in a Library
Title: Examination of Variables Differentiating Clinical Subtypes of Incestuous Child Molesters
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:34  Issue:2  Dated:(September 1990)  Pages:95-104
Author(s): J A Hunter Jr; S E Childers; R Gerald; H Esmaili
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recent research has focused on attempting to provide a conceptual framework for understanding the perpetration of child sexual abuse.
Abstract: Identification of variables differentiating clinical subtypes of child molesters is central to theory assessment and practice specificity and innovation. The present study utilized the MMPI to assess the impact of the following variables in a sample of 90 incestuous molesters: a) history of physical abuse as a child; b) history of sexual abuse as a child; c) presence of substance abuse during the molestation; d) number of incidents of perpetrated molestation; e) relationship to the child; f) victim's age; and g) type of molestation. Results revealed statistical differences between child molesters on variables b, c, and d with particular clinical relevance found for variable b. Implications of the findings are discussed. 3 tables and 17 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Child molesters
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Incest; Sex offender profiles; Sex offense causes
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