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Evolutionary Psychological Perspectives on Sexual Offending: From Etiology to Intervention

Joseph A. Camilleri

in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199738403
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199738403.013.0011

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Evolutionary Psychological Perspectives on Sexual Offending: From Etiology to Intervention

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This chapter reviews the literature on evolutionary psychological explanations of sexual offending, which span nearly 30 years of research and scholarship. Other reviews have been published, but they have focused on particular areas of sexual offending or on specific hypotheses. Here, I review this diverse literature to give a general overview and commentary on evolutionary approaches to sexual offending etiology and intervention, and I conclude by proposing a typology of sexual offenders.

Keywords: rape; partner rape; pedophilia; incest; paraphilias; sexual disorders; developmentally disabled offenders; evolutionary psychology; individual differences

Article.  18040 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology

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