ERIC Number: EJ735254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
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Correction to Cantor et al. (2005)
Cantor, James M.; Blanchard, Ray; Robichaud, Lori K.; Christensen, Bruce K.
Psychological Bulletin, v131 n5 p661 Sep 2005
This paper reports an error in the original article by James M. Cantor, Ray Blanchard, Lori K. Robichaud, and Bruce K. Christensen ("Psychological Bulletin," 2005, Vol. 131, No. 4, pp. 555-568). As a result of an editorial error the article listed the link to online supplemental data incorrectly. The correct URL is provided here. (The following abstract of this article originally appeared in record EJ735247.) General intelligence has been the most commonly studied neuropsychological characteristic of sexual offenders for over 70 years. Results, however, have been highly inconsistent. To assess whether sexual offenders score lower in IQ than nonsexual offenders and to explore which sexual offense characteristics relate to IQ, the authors reanalyzed all reports providing sufficient information. Data spanned 236 samples, comprising 25,146 sexual offenders and controls. The literature contained sufficient information to permit comparison of adult versus juvenile sexual offenders, offenders targeting children versus adults, offenders targeting their own versus unrelated children, and offenders targeting boys versus girls. Results confirm the association between IQ and sexual offending and suggest that previous discrepancies are attributable to how many pedophilic individuals were in each sample.
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Sexual Abuse, Criminals, Adults, Adolescents, Age Differences, Literature Reviews, Neuropsychology
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