Facial and Prosodic Affect Recognition Among Pedophilic and Nonpedophilic Criminal Child Molesters

  title={Facial and Prosodic Affect Recognition Among Pedophilic and Nonpedophilic Criminal Child Molesters},
  author={Yana Suchy and Wilson J Whittaker and Donald S. Strassberg and Angela D Eastvold},
  journal={Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment},
  pages={110 - 93}
The present study compared facial and prosodic affect recognition abilities among pedophilic and nonpedophilic child molesters and community-dwelling controls. Pedophilic child molesters are characterized by primary sexual interest in prepubescent children, whereas nonpedophilic child molesters are characterized by offending against children despite being primarily sexually attracted to adults. The results showed that nonpedophilic child molesters made more errors in recognizing both facial and… 

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