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Differences Between Sexually Victimized and Nonsexual Victimized Male Adolescent Sexual Abusers: Developmental Antecedents and Behavioral Comparisons

NCJ Number
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse Volume: 20 Issue: 1 Dated: January-February 2011 Pages: 77-93
David L. Burton; Kerry Jo Duty; George S. Leibowitz
Date Published
February 2011
17 pages
This study examined childhood sexual victimization.
This study compares sexually victimized and nonsexually victimized male adolescent sexual abusers on a number of variables. Self-report measures were administered to 325 male sexually abusive youth (average age 16) in 6 residential facilities in the Midwest, 55 percent of whom reported sexual victimization. The results indicate that the sexually victimized sexual abusers have more severe developmental antecedents (trauma, family characteristics, early exposure to pornography and personality) and recent behavioral difficulties (characteristics of sexual aggression, sexual arousal, use of pornography, and nonsexual criminal behavior) than the nonsexually victimized group. Results are contrasted with recent typological research, which found no relationship between sexual victimization and subtype membership. Treatment, research, and theoretical implications are discussed. (Published Abstract)