Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders

@article{Levenson2016AdverseCE,
  title={Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Lives of Male Sex Offenders},
  author={J. Levenson and G. Willis and D. Prescott},
  journal={Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment},
  year={2016},
  volume={28},
  pages={340 - 359}
}
This study explored the prevalence of childhood trauma in a sample of male sexual offenders (N = 679) using the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scale. Compared with males in the general population, sex offenders had more than 3 times the odds of child sexual abuse (CSA), nearly twice the odds of physical abuse, 13 times the odds of verbal abuse, and more than 4 times the odds of emotional neglect and coming from a broken home. Less than 16% endorsed zero ACEs and nearly half endorsed four or… Expand
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