Isolation, Gratification, Justification: Offenders' Explanations of Child Molesting

@article{Lawson2003IsolationGJ,
  title={Isolation, Gratification, Justification: Offenders' Explanations of Child Molesting},
  author={Louanne Lawson},
  journal={Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={24},
  pages={695 - 705}
}
  • L. Lawson
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Psychology
  • Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Child sexual abusers' descriptions of their thoughts, behaviors, and relationships were identified by reviewing qualitative research studies published between 1982 and 2001. Offenders used cognitive distortions to meet personal needs, protect themselves from aversive self-awareness, and overcome internal inhibitions against engaging children in sexual activity. Offenders carefully groomed their victims by systematically separating them from their families and peers and socializing them into… 
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