Sex offenders: una ricerca in una casa circondariale italiana (Sex offenders: a study in an italian discritct penitentiary)
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA
Author/s: Patrizia Patrizi, Filippo Petruccelli, Irene Petruccelli, Chiara Simonelli, Alfredo De Risio, Simona Grilli
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Sex offenders: a study in an italian discritct penitentiary - A large number of studies have aimed at outlining the personality profile of sex offenders; however, due to the heterogenousness of such crime and their perpetrators, this task is very difficult. This study attempts to highlight the different types of sex offenders, their personality profiles, their possible defence mechanisms. Methods: Subjects of this study are male prisoners detained in a special section of the district penitentiary in Velletri (Rome, Italy). All subjects (N=8) were convicted of sexual crimes towards children and/or women. Their mean age is 51. Prisoners on remand were not included in this study. The adopted tools are: a Grid for collecting the anamnesis and the information regarding the crime; the Big Five Questionnaire; the Sesamo. Results and conclusions: Results proved the difficulties to outline a personality profile of sex offenders, but pointed out some common psycho-sexual aspects. These aspects were probably related to the prison situation of the subjects. Key words: sex offenders; personality profile; district penitentiary.
Patrizia Patrizi, Filippo Petruccelli, Irene Petruccelli, Chiara Simonelli, Alfredo De Risio, Simona Grilli, in "RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA" 2/2008, pp. 81-102, DOI:10.3280/RSC2008-002005