Child molester or paedophile? Sociolegal versus psychopathological classification of sexual offenders against children

  title={Child molester or paedophile? Sociolegal versus psychopathological classification of sexual offenders against children},
  author={Steven R. Feelgood and J{\"u}rgen Hoyer},
  journal={Journal of Sexual Aggression},
  pages={33 - 43}
Abstract In the present study we analysed to what extent the categories used in empirical child molester research were sociolegal (based on offence types) or psychopathological (based on nomological systems of psychological types or mental disorders). Based on a systematic Medline and PsycInfo search, 714 empirical studies on child molesters from 1972 to 2004 were analysed with regard to the categories and diagnostic procedures used. The majority of studies used a grouping procedure based on an… 
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