Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Later Criminal Consequences


This Research in Brief reports the findings from an analysis of a specific type of maltreatment—childhood sexual abuse— and its possible association with criminal behavior later in life. Using the same cases of individuals studied previously, the researcher sought to find out whether those who had been sexually abused were more likely to engage in later delinquent and criminal behavior than those who had experienced the other types of abuse. Is there an “inevitable” or likely progression from being sexually victimized in childhood to being charged with an offense in adulthood, particularly sex offenses.

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@inproceedings{Travis1995VictimsOC, title={Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Later Criminal Consequences}, author={Jeremy Travis and Cathy Spatz Widom}, year={1995} }