Developmental Pathways of Deviance in Sexual Aggressors

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Title Developmental Pathways of Deviance in Sexual Aggressors
Author Lussier, Patrick; Leclerc, Benoit; Cale, Jesse; Proulx, Jean
Journal Name Criminal Justice & Behavior
Year Published 2007
Place of publication USA
Publisher Sage
Abstract The study investigated the behavioral antecedents of deviance in sexual aggressors and how they relate to sexual offending. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 553 convicted sexual aggressors to gather data on developmental history. Structural equation modeling was employed to analyze the behavioral antecedents. Results indicated the presence of three broad dimensions of deviance: internalization, externalization, and sexualization. Aggressors against children showed higher levels of internalization, whereas aggressors against adults reported higher levels of externalization. It is the dimension of sexualization and externalization, however, that appeared the most valuable in the understanding of sexual offending.
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Volume 34
Issue Number 11
Page from 1441
Page to 1462
ISSN 0093-8548
Date Accessioned 2008-04-17
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Psychology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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