Adult sexual orientation and attraction to underage persons

  title={Adult sexual orientation and attraction to underage persons},
  author={A. Nicholas Groth and Hannah J. Birnbaum},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
A random sample of 175 males convicted of sexual assault against children was screened with reference to their adult sexual orientation and the sex of their victims. The sample divided fairly evenly into two groups based on whether they were sexually fixated exclusively on children or had regressed from peer relationships. Female children were victimized nearly twice as often as male children. All regressed offenders, whether their victims were male or female children, were heterosexual in… 

Estimating Age: College Males Versus Convicted Male Child Sex Offenders

Two samples, male college students and convicted male child sex offenders, are compared on their abilities to accurately estimate the age group of a series of photographs of a sole female ranging in

Effects of Defendant Sexual Orientation on Jurors’ Perceptions of Child Sexual Assault

Mock jurors’ reactions to a sexual abuse case involving a male teacher and a 10-year-old child and defendant sexual orientation were examined, finding that jurors made more pro-prosecution decisions in cases involving a gay versus straight defendant, particularly when the victim was a boy.

Public Policy, Homosexuality, and the Sexual Coercion of Children

Abstract This article summarizes and reviews the literature concerning the often, but erroneously, presumed relationship between homosexuality and the sexual coercion of children as it relates to

Self-Reported Sexual Interest in Children: Sex Differences and Psychosocial Correlates in a University Sample

Males’ sexual attraction to children was associated with lower self-esteem, greater sexual conflicts, more sexual impulsivity, lower scores on the Socialization scale of the California Psychological Inventory, greater use of pornography depicting consenting adult sex, and more self-reported difficulty attracting age-appropriate sexual partners.

Boys and Sexual Abuse: An English Opinion

  • D. West
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 1998
The upsurge of public anxiety about threats to children from sexual predators began with concern for the safety of girls, and research on child sexual abuse at first concentrated on victimization of girls by fathers, stepfathers, or other males in the family circle.

Homosexuality and Lesbianism

  • D. West
  • Psychology
    British Journal of Psychiatry
  • 1983
Definitions Homosexual behaviour often occurs among persons who do not have a settled homosexual orientation. Sometimes, as among prisoners, it can be the direct result of lack of contact with the

Sexual Abuse in a Classroom of Ten Male Students: A Group Victimization

The rare occurrence of the case of a male teacher in Turkey who sexually abused his students in an elementary school is presented.

Child sexual abuse : a phenomenological study of the experience of adult male perpetrators

Sexual abuse of children has been a problem for decades not only in South Africa, but internationally. There is little evidence that any preventative measures are working effectively. In this study

Adult and Adolescent Female Sex Offenders

Abstract Female sex offenders (N = 18) were compared with male sex offenders (N = 332) and with females who were not sex offender (N = 215) on various experiences in their personal histories. Female



Book Review: Pedophilia and Exhibitionism

Toronto placed upon consistency and rationality as determinants of behaviour in their own right and upon the idea of disequilibria among cognitions or elements of meaning," must be re-read at least

Pedophilia and Exhibitionism: A Handbook

The title brings together two quite unrelated clinical conditions which, the authors explain, are the most common sexual offenses, suggesting that there is a causal relation between the two conditions.

Pedophilia and Exhibitionism