Impulsiveness as a factor in sexual offending by people with mild intellectual disability.

@article{Parry2003ImpulsivenessAA,
  title={Impulsiveness as a factor in sexual offending by people with mild intellectual disability.},
  author={Catherine J. Parry and William R Lindsay},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 Pt 6},
  pages={483-7}
}
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that sexual offending by people with intellectual disability (ID) results from a pattern of impulsive behaviour that is consistent with psychosocial disadvantage, rather than sexual deviancy. This study aimed to explore this hypothesis by assessing levels of impulsiveness in sexual offenders, non-sexual offenders and non-offenders with mild ID. METHOD Impulsiveness was assessed using a modified version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (11th edition). Total… CONTINUE READING

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