Forensic psychiatry: profiles of two types of sex offenders

Henn, F. A., Herjanic, M., Vanderpearl, R. H. (June 1976) Forensic psychiatry: profiles of two types of sex offenders. American journal of psychiatry, 133 (6). pp. 694-6. ISSN 0002-953X (Print)0002-953x



The authors examined records of 239 individuals charged with sexual offenses and referred by the courts to a forensic service. Defendants charged with rape were typically under 30 with histories of antisocial behavior that included other types of violence. Major mental illness was rare in this group. Child molesters in the sample were of no particular age, usually had no history of violent behavior, and had a low incidence of psychosis. The most common secondary diagnosis in both groups was alcohol or drug abuse.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcoholism/diagnosis *Forensic Psychiatry Humans Mental Disorders/*diagnosis Paraphilias/complications Pedophilia/complications/diagnosis Rape *Sex Offenses Substance-Related Disorders/diagnosis
Subjects: epidemiology
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Communities: CSHL labs > Henn lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: June 1976
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 19:07
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 19:07
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