Phallometric diagnosis of pedophilia.

@article{Freund1989PhallometricDO,
  title={Phallometric diagnosis of pedophilia.},
  author={Kurt Freund and Ray Blanchard},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          100-5
        }
}
We investigated the sensitivity of our phallometric test for pedophilia (and hebephilia). An initial sample of subjects included 47 men accused of sexual offenses against minors and 26 control subjects-men accused of offenses against adult women (exhibitionism, rape, or sexually sadistic activity). A second sample included 107 offenders against minors and 30 control subjects. In both samples, the offenders against minors were further classified according to the targets of their sexual offenses… Expand
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