Moving From Defense to Offense: The Development of an Adolescent Female Sex Offender

Deborah C. Higgs, Margaret M. Canavan, Walter J. Meyer

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Abstract

The development of a 14-year-old female from defending herself from sexual crimes to committing such a crime is presented in case-report form. Her individual history, family dynamics, and transgenerational patterns are explored. A review of the current literature is utilized to understand why some abused persons become abusers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of Sex Research
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1992

Keywords

  • Sex offending behavior
  • adolescence
  • female sex offender
  • rape
  • sexual abuse
  • sibling incest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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