Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 85–97 | Cite as

Characteristics of adolescent incest sexual perpetrators: Preliminary findings

  • Judith V. Becker
  • Meg S. Kaplan
  • Jerry Cunningham-Rathner
  • Richard Kavoussi


Adolescent incest sexual perpetrators seen at an out-patient clinic were interviewed regarding demographic characteristics and occurrence of deviant and nondeviant sexual behaviors. Results indicate that subjects (1) committed more sexual crimes than they had been arrested for, (2) reported a very early onset of sexual behavior, (3) had additional DSM-III psychiatric disorders, and (4) reported previous sexual victimization. Recommendations for future research are made.

Key words

adolescent incest sexual perpetrators 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith V. Becker
    • 1
    • 2
  • Meg S. Kaplan
    • 3
  • Jerry Cunningham-Rathner
    • 3
    • 4
  • Richard Kavoussi
    • 3
  1. 1.Sexual Behavior ClinicNew York State Psychiatric InstituteNew York
  2. 2.College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew York
  3. 3.Research ScientistNew York State Psychiatric InstituteNew York
  4. 4.College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew York

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