skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 157194 Find in a Library
Title: Comparing Female and Male Perpetrators' Modus Operandi: Victims' Reports of Sexual Abuse
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:322-333
Author(s): K L Kaufman; A M Wallace; C F Johnson; M L Reeder
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 12
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Similarities and differences in the criminal methods of male and female perpetrators of child sexual abuse were examined by means of an analysis of reports of child sexual abuse by 53 victims of female perpetrators and 53 victims of male perpetrators.
Abstract: The victims were outpatients at a midwestern children's hospital. Their records were selected from reports of sexual abuse between 1983 and 1988. Victims were matched for age, race, and sex. None of the children had been abused by the same perpetrator. Results revealed that females were more often involved with males in co-offender situations and were also more likely than males to exploit their victims by allowing other adults or children to use the victim sexually. Females were also more likely than males to use foreign objects to perpetrate sexual abuse. Male offenders were reported to be more sexually invasive than females in their abuse and were more likely to use bribes to obtain victim cooperation. Findings suggested both similarities and differences in the types of abuse committed by male and female offenders. Tables, recommendations for further research, and 15 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Criminal methods; Criminology; Male female offender comparisons
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=157194

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.