Sex Offender Etiology Having only been studied by a handful of researchers, the predictors of sexual assault perpetration are a subject of contention. Some of the images that enter people’s minds when sex offenders are the topic of discussion are “dirty old men,” strangers stalking innocent children, and psychopaths, however, some research have shown that these images are unfounded based on what is known about sex offenders (Grady, 2009, p. 353). Yet, some studies have indicated that delinquency, hostility toward women, anger, dating frequency, alcohol consumption on dates, and sexual promiscuity have been demonstrated as potential predictors of sexual offenders (Abbey et al., 2007, p. 1568). Psychoanalytic theories had originally been...The end:
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