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The comparative analysis of selected psychosocial and psychopathological factors among the sexual offenders with personality disorders

Dariusz Juszczak, Krzysztof Korzeniewski
Seksuologia Polska 2016;14(1).

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Vol 14, No 1 (2016)
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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: An important component in the study of sex related offences is the analysis of the effects of personality disorders and their correlation with other psychopathology.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate and compare psychosocial and psychopathological factors characterising sexual offenders with and without the comorbid personality disorders (antisocial and not otherwise specified). The study dataset consisted of 180 court ordered psychiatric-sexuological assessments issued by forensic experts from the Mental Health Outpatient Unit between 2004 and 2012 in the 10th Military Clinic Hospital in Bydgoszcz (Poland).

RESULTS: Relevant statistically significant differences have been observed between the study groups.

CONCLUSIONS: 1. The study revealed strong association between the prevalence of personality disorders and the use of psychoactive substances among the perpetrators of sexual offences with antisocial personality disorder. 2. Predictive factors influencing the formation of antisocial (dissocial) personality occur in the developmental stage and relate to the family low level of social functioning and the disrupted family structure.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: An important component in the study of sex related offences is the analysis of the effects of personality disorders and their correlation with other psychopathology.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate and compare psychosocial and psychopathological factors characterising sexual offenders with and without the comorbid personality disorders (antisocial and not otherwise specified). The study dataset consisted of 180 court ordered psychiatric-sexuological assessments issued by forensic experts from the Mental Health Outpatient Unit between 2004 and 2012 in the 10th Military Clinic Hospital in Bydgoszcz (Poland).

RESULTS: Relevant statistically significant differences have been observed between the study groups.

CONCLUSIONS: 1. The study revealed strong association between the prevalence of personality disorders and the use of psychoactive substances among the perpetrators of sexual offences with antisocial personality disorder. 2. Predictive factors influencing the formation of antisocial (dissocial) personality occur in the developmental stage and relate to the family low level of social functioning and the disrupted family structure.

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Keywords

criminal sexual behaviour, personality disorders

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Title

The comparative analysis of selected psychosocial and psychopathological factors among the sexual offenders with personality disorders

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 14, No 1 (2016)

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Seksuologia Polska 2016;14(1).

Keywords

criminal sexual behaviour
personality disorders

Authors

Dariusz Juszczak
Krzysztof Korzeniewski

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