Psychopathology and denial in alleged sex offenders.

  title={Psychopathology and denial in alleged sex offenders.},
  author={Linda S Grossman and James L. Cavanaugh},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={178 12},
To investigate whether patients accused of having committed acts of sex offense manifest symptoms of psychopathology and whether they minimize or deny such symptoms during clinical evaluations, we administered the MMPI to 53 alleged sex offenders. We compared patients along two dimensions: a) whether they admitted or denied deviant sexual behavior, and b) whether they faced legal charges for sex offenses. Results indicated the following: a) Patients who denied deviant sexual behavior were… CONTINUE READING
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