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Análise Psicológica

 ISSN 0870-8231

PECHORRO, Pedro Santos; POIARES, Carlos    VIEIRA, Rui Xavier. Caracterização psicológica de uma amostra forense de abusadores sexuais. []. , 26, 4, pp.615-623. ISSN 0870-8231.

In this article the authors investigated the characteristics of the psychological profiles of 41 child sex offenders (age range=17-43 years; mean age=43 years) placed in state prisons. The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory II (Millon, 1987) and some descriptive variables (e.g., victim’s sex and age, sexual behaviors) were used. The results showed a wide range of possible psychological profiles, some more frequent than others, which don’t corroborate the existence of a single typical psychological profile. The results put in question the use of psychological evaluations as juridical evidence.

: Pedophylia; Psychological evaluation; Sexual behaviours; Sexual offenders.

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