ERIC Number: EJ544122
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
The Genesis of Pedophilia: Testing the "Abuse-to-Abuser" Hypothesis.
Fedoroff, J. Paul; Pinkus, Shari
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v23 n3-4 p85-101 1996
This study tested three versions of the "abuse-to-abuser" hypothesis by comparing men with personal histories of sexual abuse and men without sexual abuse histories. There was a statistically non-significant trend for assaulted offenders to be more likely as adults to commit genital assaults on children. Implications for the abuse-to-abuser hypothesis are discussed. (LSR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special theme issue on "Sex Offender Treatment: Biological Dysfunction, Intrapsychic Conflict, Interpersonal Violence."