Pedophilia and its (non-) association with physical height among sex offenders

Author
Jung, Sandy
Klaver, Ellen
Pham, Anna
Faculty Advisor
Jung, Sandy
Date
2014
Keywords
Abstract (summary)
Developmental indicators, including physical height, have been suggested to provide biological etiological support. The present study examines the association between physical height and pedophilia, using non-phallometric pedophilic indicators with a sample of 179 sex offenders. Unlike previous empirical endeavors, no significant findings or trends emerged in support of an association between pedophilic interests and physical height. The association between height and pedophilia remains queried, suggesting height may not be a relevant pedophilogenic factor.
Publication Information
Jung, S., Klaver, E., & Pham, A. (2014). Pedophilia and its (non-) association with physical height among sex offenders. Deviant Behavior, 35(4), 323-331. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2013.848120
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
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