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Socialization & Relationship Outcomes

Pornography Use by Sex Offenders at the Time of the Index Offense

Pornography Use by Sex Offenders at the Time of the Index Offense: Characterization and PredictorsFull Article Title: Pornography Use by Sex Offenders at the Time of the Index Offense: Characterization and Predictors

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to characterize and predict sex offenders’ pornography consumption at the time of the index offense. Participants were 146 male sex offenders incarcerated in a Portuguese prison establishment. A semi-structured interview and the Wilson Sex Fantasy Questionnaire were administered. While for some individuals pornography did not appear to play a role in their offenses, there were others whose prolonged use led to more sex fantasies and urges to enact the visualized contents. As pornography does not have the same effects on all people, management officials should bear this in mind when tailoring specific treatment programs.

 

Citation

Saramago, M. A., Cardoso, J., & Leal, I. (2019). Pornography use by sex offenders at the time of the index offense: Characterization and predictors. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 45(6), 473–487. https://doi.org/10.1080/0092623X.2018.1562501