An Anthropometric Study of Pedophiles and Rapists

    Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 1993)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Taylor, D
    Physician, Tampa, FL

    Barnard, GW
    University of Florida, Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL

    Robbins, L
    University of Florida, Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL

    Myers, WC
    University of Florida, Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL

    (Received 3 August 1992; accepted 17 November 1992)

    Abstract

    Anthropometric measurements were obtained on pedophiles (n = 23) and rapists (n = 13) who were in a forensic treatment facility. Hand grip strength was measured with a Jamar hand dynamometer. Ten separate body measurements were taken including height and weight. As an indicator of body fat, triceps skinfold thickness was obtained with calipers on the non-dominant arm. The findings provided mild support for the hypothesis that the rapists in the sample would be stronger, more muscular, and have less body fat than the pedophiles.


    Paper ID: JFS13471J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13471J

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