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Typologies of Sex Offenders
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Daniel Cedillo Prof. McCarthy In today’s world, there are thousands of sex offenses that happen every year. Without doubt, many of these offenses are punishable by prison time and after release they are often assigned to probation, parole and mandatory treatment sessions. Offenders range from all different ages, ethnicities, religions and colors. In this paper I will explore what is known as the “typologies of sex offenders”, which vary depending on the person or organization who defines them. The first person who suggested the typologies of sex offenders was Nicholas Groth. He classified child sexual abusers into two groups which he described as fixated type and regressed. The fixated type of offender is the type whose main focus and attractive principles lay on children. They are primarily interested in children and even if the offender matures, they are still sexually fixed at a certain age. Fixated offenders are diagnosed with pedophilia. This type usually begins at the stage of adolescence and it remains exclusive. Some of the characteristics of the
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fixed sexual offender are that they are unable to have normal sexual activity with sex appropriate partners. They also have a childish emotional stage, which can be related to that one of the victim. This type of offender undergoes a stage of premeditation and uses the technique of grooming to establish what they call in their minds, “relationships” with children. They often go after the most vulnerable children. Their main targets are young male children who are not related to the offender. Fixated offenders are the ones who have the highest risk of re-offense mainly because of their “primary deviant sexual interest in children”. Fixated offenders do not need a trigger to make them act up on their deviant fantasies. Next is Groth’s regressed type of sex offender. This type of offender have what we can say a normal sexual life with an appropriate age sex partner. They are interested in adults and have sexual encounters with adults. They are not characterized as having sexual interest in children but as a way to satisfy their sexual desires, they look for children mainly because their appropriate age partner is absent or the relationship is in stress. Therefore he looks for a child who usually is young girl and is inside the family bond making it an incest offense. Their behavior can be explained as situational and opportunistic due to the fact that they
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course CRJ 11111 taught by Professor 1111 during the Spring '09 term at CUNY Queens.

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