Characteristics of parents of adolescent incest perpetrators: Preliminary findings

Meg S. Kaplan, Judith V Becker, Jerry Cunningham-Rathner

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Abstract

Twenty-seven parents of adolescent incest perpetrators were interviewed regarding demographic characteristics, prior victimization and abuse, and attitudes about their sons engaging in incestuous behavior. Results indicated that these parents: (a) under-reported physical and sexual abuse of their sons, (b) had a high incidence of being abused themselves, and (c) demonstrate a high level of denial regarding their sons' incestuous behaviors as reflected by the finding that only 50% of the parents totally admitted to their son's incestuous behavior(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-191
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • adolescents
  • incest
  • parents
  • sex offenders

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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Characteristics of parents of adolescent incest perpetrators : Preliminary findings. / Kaplan, Meg S.; Becker, Judith V; Cunningham-Rathner, Jerry.

In: Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 3, No. 3, 09.1988, p. 183-191.

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Kaplan, Meg S. ; Becker, Judith V ; Cunningham-Rathner, Jerry. / Characteristics of parents of adolescent incest perpetrators : Preliminary findings. In: Journal of Family Violence. 1988 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 183-191.
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