Associate professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NB
Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Program administrator, Diagnostic and Evaluation Center, Department of Correctional Services, Lincoln, NB
staff psychologist, Providence Hospital, Everett, WA
Associate professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
(Received 9 January 1984; accepted 26 March 1984)
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.
Paper ID: JFS11778J