Moral judgment, cognitive distortions and implicit theories in young sex offenders

  title={Moral judgment, cognitive distortions and implicit theories in young sex offenders},
  author={E. van Vugt and J. Hendriks and G. Stams and Florentine Van Exter and C. Bijleveld and P. H. van der Laan and J. Asscher},
  journal={The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology},
  pages={603 - 619}
This study focused on moral judgment, cognitive distortions and implicit theories in 77 young sex offenders of whom 56 were child abusers and 21 were peer abusers. The sociomoral reflection measure–short form (SRM-SF) was used to assess moral judgment, and was extended with questions about sexual situations and the offenders’ abuse victim(s). Lower stage moral judgment was only found in peer abusers responding to own victim situations. The Sex With Children (SWCH) scale was used to measure… Expand
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