Adult sexual orientation and attraction to underage persons

  title={Adult sexual orientation and attraction to underage persons},
  author={A. Groth and H. 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… Expand

Paper Mentions

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 inExpand
Self-reported childhood and adolescent sexual abuse among adult homosexual bisexual men.
The data suggest the risk of sexual abuse may be high among some male youth and increased attention should be devoted to prevention as well as early identification and treatment. Expand
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. Expand
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 toExpand
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. Expand
Boys and Sexual Abuse: An English Opinion
  • D. West
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 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. Expand
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. Expand
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 studyExpand
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. FemaleExpand
Comparative Data of Childhood and Adolescence Molestation in Heterosexual and Homosexual Persons
In research with 942 nonclinical adult participants, gay men and lesbian women reported a significantly higher rate of childhood molestation than did heterosexual men and women. Forty-six percent ofExpand


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 leastExpand
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. Expand
Sex Offenders: An Analysis of Types
Pedophilia and Exhibitionism
The sexual offender and his offenses.