Psychiatric diagnoses in adolescent sex offenders

R. J. Kavoussi, M. 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
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Mental Disorders
Sexual Child Abuse
Conduct Disorder
Rape
Crime
Population Characteristics
Psychiatry
Outpatients
Therapeutics

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Psychiatric diagnoses in adolescent sex offenders. / Kavoussi, R. J.; Kaplan, M.; Becker, Judith V.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1988, p. 241-243.

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