Volume 29, Issue 4 (October 1984)

    A Deaf Sex Offender

    (Received 18 October 1983; accepted 10 January 1984)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Sex offenders are common among deaf criminals seen for psychiatric evaluation. This has previously been attributed to discretionary handling of deaf criminals within the criminal justice system. The author presents the case of a deaf sex offender which illustrates discretionary handling, but which also suggests altered psychosexual development. He then discusses several characteristics in the development and lives of deaf people that may contribute to an altered psychosexual development and an increased likelihood of committing sex offenses.


    Author Information:

    Harry, B
    Assistant professor of psychiatry and adjunct assistant professor of law, Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO


    Stock #: JFS11781J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11781J

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    Title A Deaf Sex Offender
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