ERIC Number: EJ521535
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
A Comparison of the Childhood Experiences of Convicted Male Child Molesters and Men Who Were Sexually Abused in Childhood and Claimed to Be Nonoffenders.
Briggs, Freda; Hawkins, Russell M. F.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v20 n3 p221-33 Mar 1996
Comparison of 84 male incarcerated child molesters and 95 nonoffender comparison subjects (who had all been sexually abused in childhood) found significant differences in their attitudes toward having been molested. Prisoners were more accepting of their abuse and liked some aspect of the initial abuse, but did not use their own abuse as an excuse for their own offenses. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A