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NCJ Number: 229780 Find in a Library
Title: Indirect Measures of Sexual Interest in Child Sex Offenders: A Multimethod Approach
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:37  Issue:3  Dated:March 2010  Pages:319-335
Author(s): Rainer Banse; Alexander F. Schmidt; Jane Clarbour
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 17
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Test/Measurement
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article introduces the Explicit and Implicit Sexual Interest Profile (EISIP) an alternative approach for assessment for child sex offenders.
Abstract: Although there is strong meta-analytical evidence that deviant sexual interest in children is a major risk factor for recidivism in child sex offenders, the assessment of deviant sexual interest with self-report or phallometric measures is problematic. As an alternative approach for assessment, the Explicit and Implicit Sexual Interest Profile (EISIP) is introduced. It features direct self-report and indirect latency-based measures (Implicit Association Tests [IATs] and viewing time measures) of sexual interest in adults and children. The reliability and validity of the EISIP was investigated using a selected sample of child sex offenders (n = 38) and offender (n = 37) and nonoffender (n = 38) controls. Among the indirect measures, viewing time measures showed higher reliability and convergent and criterion validity than the IATs. However, the IATs independently accounted for criterion variance in multivariate analyses. The combined indirect measures showed good discriminative validity between child sex offenders and controls. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child molesters; Foreign criminal justice research; Instrument validation; Sex offender profiles; Sexual behavior; United Kingdom (UK)
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