Victim Empathy, Social Self-Esteem, and Psychopathy in Rapists

  title={Victim Empathy, Social Self-Esteem, and Psychopathy in Rapists},
  author={Yolanda M. Fernandez and William L. Marshall},
  journal={Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment},
The purpose of the present study was to compare the responses of 27 incarcerated rapists and 27 incarcerated nonsexual offenders using the Rapist Empathy Measure (targeting victim specific empathy deficits) and to examine the relationship between empathy with self-esteem and psychopathy for both groups. The Social Self-Esteem Inventory was used as a measure of perceived social competence and the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R; Hare, 1991) was used as a measure of psychopathy. All… 

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