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Estimating Age: College Males Versus Convicted Male Child Sex Offenders
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (2013)
  • Robert Marsh, Boise State University
  • Sergio Romero, Boise State University
  • Steven Patrick, Boise State University
Abstract

Two samples, male college students and convicted male child sex offenders, are compared on their abilities to accurately estimate the age group of a series of photographs of a sole female ranging in age from 11 to 29. Both samples tend to overestimate the age group of the subject photos, and no significant difference was found between college students and convicted child sex offenders in their ability to estimate the age of females. Both groups are compared demographically, and only limited differences were found. The implications are discussed in regard to theory and prevention of child sexual abuse.

Keywords
  • child sexual abuse,
  • attractiveness,
  • postpubescence,
  • age estimation
Publication Date
December, 2013
Citation Information
Robert Marsh, Sergio Romero and Steven Patrick. "Estimating Age: College Males Versus Convicted Male Child Sex Offenders" Journal of Child Sexual Abuse Vol. 22 Iss. 8 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sergio_romero/1/