Neuropsychological Performance of Sexual Assaulters and Pedophiles.
Journal of Forensic Sciences
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.
Scott, M. L.,
Cole, J. K.,
Golden, C. J.,
Liggett KR, K. R.
(1984). Neuropsychological Performance of Sexual Assaulters and Pedophiles.. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 29(4), 1114-1118.
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