By Hannah Ford
Until eventually lately, the subject of girl sexual offenders remained under-researched, and plenty of unsuitable assumptions and ideology nonetheless encompass the topic. This publication is organised in to 5 elements round 11 chapters. It presents a complete assessment of the newest examine during this usually ignored zone and discusses either grownup lady offenders and adolescents/younger teenagers who dedicate sexual offences opposed to teenagers. After an in-depth evaluate of study literature, the writer then considers various therapy ways and instructions for destiny study.
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Finkelhor, Williams and Burns (1988) reported that abuse by women was more likely to involve multiple perpetrators, multiple victims, ritualistic abuse, penetrative acts and threats of force. Kaufman et al. (1995) reported penetration with foreign objects to be signiﬁcantly more likely among female perpetrators. Condy, Templer, Brown and Veaco (1987) reported that, in cases of sexual acts between older women and younger boys, at least half involved intercourse. However, this seemingly severe abuse by women may reﬂect reporting bias.
Whether incarcerated women are representative of female offenders generally, however, remains questionable. Substance Misuse Problems A frequently reported ﬁnding is that of high levels of substance misuse in abusive women. Adshead, Howett and Mason (1994) report substance abuse to be common in female abusers although, they note, it is also a problem POTENTIALLY RELEVANT FACTORS IN ABUSE 41 for some male abusers. Faller (1995) found that just over half of her female abusers had histories of substance abuse, although this does not necessarily imply current usage.
POTENTIALLY RELEVANT FACTORS IN ABUSE 43 physical abuse as a child increases the likelihood of being arrested for violence in adulthood and that being neglected also increases the likelihood of later violent behaviour. A similar process has been suggested for later perpetration of child sexual abuse, perhaps because victims have “normalised” their experience or abusing others enables them to work through and take control of their own abuse experiences. This could involve them becoming direct perpetrators of abuse; Egeland (1993) reports that 61 % of mothers who reported sexual abuse as children were maltreating their own children although the type of maltreatment is not described.