Volume 29, Issue 4 (October 1984)

    Neuropsychological Performance of Sexual Assaulters and Pedophiles

    (Received 9 January 1984; accepted 26 March 1984)


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    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.

    Author Information:

    Golden, CJ
    Associate professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NB

    Cole, JK
    Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,

    Liggett, KR
    Program administrator, Diagnostic and Evaluation Center, Department of Correctional Services, Lincoln, NB

    Scott, ML
    staff psychologist, Providence Hospital, Everett, WA

    McKay, SE
    Associate professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

    Stock #: JFS11778J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11778J

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    Title Neuropsychological Performance of Sexual Assaulters and Pedophiles
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30