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Neuropsychological Performance of Sexual Assaulters and Pedophiles.
Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • Monte L. Scott
  • J. K. Cole
  • Stephen McKay
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • K. R. Liggett KR
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-1984
Keywords
  • Adult,
  • Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery,
  • Neuropsychological Tests,
  • Paraphilias,
  • Pedophilia,
  • Sex Offenses.
Disciplines
Abstract
Persons who had been arrested for sexual assault were administered the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery and the results compared to a group of normal controls. The sexual assaulters performed significantly worse on 7 of the 14 scales of the battery. The data were then broken down into three groups: (1) those who had forcibly assaulted postpubescent victims, (2) those subjects who had sexually molested a prepubescent child, and (3) normal controls. A discriminant analysis correctly classified 68% of the subjects on the basis of their neuropsychological performance alone.
DOI
10.1520/JFS11778J
Citation Information
Monte L. Scott, J. K. Cole, Stephen McKay, Charles J. Golden, et al.. "Neuropsychological Performance of Sexual Assaulters and Pedophiles." Journal of Forensic Sciences Vol. 29 Iss. 4 (1984) p. 1114 - 1118 ISSN: 0022-1198
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/134/