Master of Arts (MA)
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Adolescent sexual offenders (n = 27) were compared to non-sexually offending juvenile delinquents (n = 23) on familial, sexual and social variables. The two groups were demographically similar and did not differ significantly on a measure of perceived family environment. It was hypothesized that the two groups would be similar on familial and social variables; that is, both displaying similar levels of perceived dysfunction. It was further hypothesized that the two groups would differ significantly on measured behavioral and cognitive constructs defined as sexual deviance. Non-sexually offending juveniles obtained significantly higher levels of delinquent behaviors whereas the sexual offenders obtained higher levels of internalizing behaviors on the social measure. The sexual offenders correctly indicated their sexually deviant preferences for child victims whereas the non-sexually offending delinquents indicated significant interests in bondage/discipline and Sado-masochism.
Adolescent; Comparison; Delinquents; Familial; Juvenile; Offender; Offending; Sexual; Sexually; Social; Variables
Clinical psychology; Criminology; Social psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Nagel, Heidi Elizabeth, "A comparison of adolescent sexual offenders and non-sexually offending juvenile delinquents on familial, sexual and social variables" (1996). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3211.