The neuropsychology of child sexual offending: A systematic review

  title={The neuropsychology of child sexual offending: A systematic review},
  author={Tineke Dillien and Kris R. Goethals and Bernard G. C. Sabbe and Inti A. Brazil},
  journal={Aggression and Violent Behavior},
Abstract Relatively little research has examined the neuropsychological functioning of child sexual offenders. While research has demonstrated that child sexual offenders present with neuropsychological deficits, there is a lack of empirically supported insight into the nature of these deficits. Consequently, important questions concerning the neuropsychological functioning of child sexual offenders remain unanswered. Firstly, it is not known conclusively which neuropsychological functions are… Expand
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