An integrated theory of sexual offending

  title={An integrated theory of sexual offending},
  author={Tony Ward and Anthony R. Beech},
This paper represents a first attempt to provide an integrated framework to explain the onset, development, and maintenance of sexual offending. According to the Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending (ITSO), sexual abuse occurs as a consequence of a number of interacting causal variables. We examine the factors that affect brain development (evolution, genetic variations and neurobiology) and ecological factors (social and cultural environment, personal circumstances, physical environment) and… CONTINUE READING
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