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Rape and Sex Crimes
An analysis of some theories of violence concerning rape and sex crimes, with a focus on P.V. Greenall's article "Sexual Offending and the Antisocial Personality: Exploring the Link".
# 116016 | 768 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | CA
Published on Aug 25, 2009 in Criminology (General)


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This paper briefly examines the literature concerning psychopathic sexual offenders and how they are driven by violence, impulsivity, opportunity, and a blatant intolerance of others. It focuses mainly on the article "Sexual Offending and the Antisocial Personality: Exploring the Link" by P. V. Greenall. The paper looks at how some psychopathic sexual offenders are motivated and increasingly triggered by fantasies and how characteristics common to all sex offenders include a peculiar and chronic unstable and antisocial lifestyle with heightened aggression. The paper also discusses how another commonality is childhood experiences often characterized by severe forms of physical and sexual abuse.

From the Paper:

"Not all psychopathic sex offenders attack in the same manner. Beauregard, Lussier, and Proulx (2005) differentiate rapists from sexually sadistic predators stating the latter take significant time to plot an attack and are isolative in nature. Rapists, on the other hand, are primarily impulsive opportunists, and more socially hostile and aggressive. A sex offender's decision to commit a sexual crime is determined by factors such as substance use, anger, mental instability, victim resistance, inexperience of the offender, and risk of getting caught (Greenall, 2007; Beauregard, Lussier, & Proulx, 2005)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beauregard, E., Lussier, P., & Proulx, J. (2005). The role of sexual interests and situational factors on rapists' modus operandi: Implications for offender profiling. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 10(2), 265-279.
  • Calley, N. G. (2007). Promoting an outcomes-based treatment milieu for juvenile sexual offenders: A guided approach to assessment. Journal of Mental Health Counselling, 29(2), 121-144.
  • Curtis, D. G. (1997). Perspectives on acquaintance rape. American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Retrieved on June 2, 2008 from www.aaets.org/article13.htm.
  • Dreznick, M. T. (2003). Heterosocial competence of rapists and child molesters: A meta-analysis. The Journal of Sex Research, 40(2), p170.
  • Greenall, P. V. (2007). Sexual offending and the antisocial personality: Exploring the link. The British Journal of Forensic Practice, 9(3), 24-31.

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"Rape and Sex Crimes" 25 August 2009. Web. 18 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/rape-and-sex-crimes-116016/>

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