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NCJ Number: 157484 Find in a Library
Title: Dangerousness in Exhibitionists
Journal: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry  Volume:5  Issue:2  Dated:(September 1994)  Pages:287-296
Author(s): P Sugarman; C Dumughn; K Saad; S Hinder; R Bluglass
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The criminal records and psychiatric records of 210 cases of male genital exhibitionism assessed in the West Midlands Forensic Psychiatry Service in England were examined to determine the relationship between exhibitionism and more serious sex offending.
Abstract: The criminal record data extended into followup periods of 8 to 25 years. Results revealed that 26 percent had at least one conviction for a contact sex offense. A conviction was statistically associated with 20 variables. The most important factors were a history of childhood conduct disorder, convictions for acquisitive offending, excessive libido, homosexuality, exhibiting at more than one site, cornering or pursuing the victim of the exposure, touching the victim, and being assessed as having an unfavorable prognosis. In addition, discriminant function analysis correctly allocated more than 80 percent of the cases, suggesting that, with further research, the feasibility of predicting dangerousness in exhibitionists. Tables and 27 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): England; Foreign offenders; Mental illness-crime relationships; Psychological evaluation; Sex offender profiles; Sex offense causes
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