Psychopathy among pedophilic and non-pedophilic child molesters

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Strassberg, Donald
Other Author Eastvold, Angela; Wilson Kenney, J.; Suchy, Yana
Title Psychopathy among pedophilic and non-pedophilic child molesters
Date 2012-01-01
Description Research is making increasing clear that, among men who sexually offend against prepubescent children, there are at least two subgroups, pedophiles and non-pedophiles, and that the groups differ in many important respects. Our ability to understand the etiology, nature, and most effective treatment for child molesters will depend, in no small part, on our ability to recognize the differences between these two groups of offenders. This paper reports on two studies which examined possible differences between the groups in psychopathy, a personality dimension long recognized as an important element in sexual offending. Utilizing a validated self-report measure of psychopathy, the Psychopathy Personality Inventory (PPI), both studies found non-pedophilic child molesters to score as significantly more psychopathic than their pedophilic counterparts.
Type Text
Publisher Elsevier
Volume 36
Issue 4
First Page 379
Last Page 382
DOI http://dx.doi.org/DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.09.018.
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Strassberg, D. S., Eastvold, A., Wilson Kenney, J., & Suchy, Y. (2012). Psychopathy among pedophilic and nonpedophilic child molesters. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36(4), 379-82.
Rights Management (c) Elsevier ; Reprinted from Strassberg, D. S., Eastvold, A., Wilson Kenney, J., & Suchy, Y. (2012). Psychopathy among pedophilic and nonpedophilic child molesters. Child Abuse and Neglect.
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Identifier uspace,17305
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Date Created 2012-07-30
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6697n91
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