Psychiatric Diagnoses in Adolescent Sex Offenders

RICHARD J. KAVOUSSI, MEG KAPLAN, JUDITH V. BECKER

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Abstract

Crime statistics indicate that a high percentage of rapes and child molestations are committed by sexual perpetrators under the age of 18. To determine the psychiatric characteristics of this population, 58 outpatient male adolescent sex offenders were interviewed with structured instruments. Conduct Disorder was the most common diagnosis, while rates of other disorders were much lower than in earlier studies. Implications of these findings for future research in the evaluation and treatment of adolescent sex offenders are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

Keywords

  • Conduct Disorder
  • adolescents
  • sex offenders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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