Voyeurism: A review of literature

  title={Voyeurism: A review of literature},
  author={R. Sidney Smith},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • R. Smith
  • Published 1 November 1976
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
The most striking thing about the literature on voyeurism is the relative lack of material in print. In the present work, the author was able to find only 15 articles and no books that deal specifically with voyeurism. Of the 57 references compiled for this review, not one involves an experimental manipulation of variables. An attempt is made to review as many aspects of voyeurism as possible, giving illustrative case material whenever available. The areas of troilism and coprophilia are… 
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