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What is so special about male adolescent sexual offending? A review and test of explanations through meta-analysis.
The results did not support the notion that adolescent sexual offending can be parsimoniously explained as a simple manifestation of general antisocial tendencies, and adolescent sex offenders had much less extensive criminal histories, fewer antisocial peers, and fewer substance use problems compared with non-sex offenders.
First Report of the Collaborative Outcome Data Project on the Effectiveness of Psychological Treatment for Sex Offenders
This meta-analytic review examined the effectiveness of psychological treatment for sex offenders by summarizing data from 43 studies, finding current treatments were associated with reductions in both sexual recidivism and general recidivist rates.
Evaluating the Predictive Accuracy of Six Risk Assessment Instruments for Adult Sex Offenders
Five actuarial instruments and one guided clinical instrument designed to assess risk for recidivism were compared on 215 sex offenders released from prison for an average of 4.5 years. The Violence…
A Brief Screening Scale to Identify Pedophilic Interests Among Child Molesters
Among child molesters, phallometrically measured sexual interest in children is associated with having male victims, multiple victims, younger victims, and extrafamilial victims. These sexual offense…
Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
- M. Seto
- 24 July 2018
Contrary to popular belief, not all sex offenders who target children are pedophiles, and not all pedophiles commit sexual offenses. But what is unequivocal is that pedophilia, which is defined as a…
Agreement of Self-Reported and Genital Measures of Sexual Arousal in Men and Women: A Meta-Analysis
- M. Chivers, M. Seto, M. Lalumière, E. Laan, Teresa Grimbos
- PsychologyArchives of sexual behavior
- 5 January 2010
This meta-analysis reviews research to quantify the extent of agreement between self-reported and genital measures of sexual arousal, to determine if there is a gender difference in this agreement, and to identify theoretical and methodological moderators of subjective-genital agreement.
Gender and sexual orientation differences in sexual response to sexual activities versus gender of actors in sexual films.
- M. Chivers, M. Seto, R. Blanchard
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
- 1 December 2007
In this study, the hypothesis that women's sexual orientation and sexual responses in the laboratory correlate less highly than do men's because women respond primarily to the sexual activities performed by actors, whereas men respond primary to the gender of the actors is investigated.
Contact Sexual Offending by Men With Online Sexual Offenses
- M. Seto, R. Karl Hanson, K. Babchishin
- Law, PsychologySexual abuse : a journal of research and…
- 1 March 2011
There may be a distinct subgroup of online-only offenders who pose relatively low risk of committing contact sexual offenses in the future, according to the results of two quantitative reviews of the contact sexual offense histories of online offenders.
Distinguishing two types of adolescent sex offenders.
Differences between sex-only and sex-plus offenders reflect a valid typological distinction and are important when assigning sex offenders to appropriate interventions.
Psychopathy, Treatment Behavior, and Sex Offender Recidivism
Consistent with findings in other areas of clinical practice, it was predicted that good treatment behavior (in terms of in-session behavior, homework quality, and global ratings of motivation and…