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Sex offenders: una ricerca in una casa circondariale italiana

Petruccelli, Irene and De Risio, Alfredo and Simonelli, Chiara and Petruccelli, Filippo and Patrizi, Patrizia and Grilli, Simona (2008) Sex offenders: una ricerca in una casa circondariale italiana. Rivista di sessuologia clinica, Vol. 15 (2), p. 81-101. eISSN 1972-5183. Article.

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DOI: 10.3280/RSC2008-002005


Objectives: A large number of studies have aimed at outlining the personality profile of sex offenders; however, due to the heterogenousness of such crime and their perpetrators, this task is very difficult. This study attempts to highlight the different types of sex offenders, their personality profiles, their possible defence mechanisms.
Methods: Subjects of this study are male prisoners detained in a special section of the district penitentiary in Velletri (Rome, Italy). All subjects (N=8) were convicted of sexual crimes towards children and/or women. Their mean age is 51. Prisoners on remand were not included in this study. The adopted tools are: a Grid for collecting the anamnesis and the information regarding the crime; the Big Five Questionnaire; the Sesamo.
Results and conclusions: Results proved the difficulties to outline a personality profile of sex offenders, but pointed out some common psycho-sexual aspects. These aspects were probably related to the prison situation of the subjects.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:3790
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sex offenders, personality profile, district penitentiary
Subjects:Area 11 - Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche e psicologiche > M-PSI/05 Psicologia sociale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Economia, istituzioni e società
Publisher:Franco Angeli
Deposited On:30 Apr 2010 10:14

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