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Title: Age and Adolescent Sexual Offender Arousal
Journal: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1995)  Pages:249-257
Author(s): K L Kaemingk; M Koselka; J V Becker; M S Kaplan
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: 1 F32 MH10457-01 VTS
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between age and erectile response in 104 inner-city adolescent males who had been charged with, or convicted of, a sexual offense.
Abstract: The results showed that age accounted for a significant proportion of variance in erection measures. The findings also showed that age was negatively correlated with erection measures; this result could be attributable to differences in the ability to suppress arousal, demand characteristics, or differences in sexual interest or arousal patterns. These findings indicate that age is a consideration when making decisions to use erection measures in adolescents and when making specific judgments about sexual interests based on those measures. 1 table, 2 figures, and 16 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders; Sexual behavior; Statistics; Victims of Crime
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