The importance of offense characteristics, victimization history, hostility, and social desirability in assessing empathy of male adolescent sex offenders.

@article{Curwen2003TheIO,
  title={The importance of offense characteristics, victimization history, hostility, and social desirability in assessing empathy of male adolescent sex offenders.},
  author={Tracey Curwen},
  journal={Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={347-64}
}
  • Tracey Curwen
  • Published 2003 in
    Sexual abuse : a journal of research and…
Empathy has been a focus of work with sex offenders; however, there are a limited number of studies supporting this as a deficit. The study investigated the reliability and validity of 3 scales of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI)--Empathic Concern [EC], Perspective-Taking [PT], and Personal Distress [PD]--within a clinical sample. These scales were also used to examine the differences in empathy among groups of sex offenders. One hundred and twenty-three male adolescent sex offenders… CONTINUE READING

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