Reference : Indirect Measures of Sexual Interest in Child Sex Offenders: A Multimethod Approach
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
Law, criminology & political science : Criminal law & procedure
Law, criminology & political science : Criminology
Indirect Measures of Sexual Interest in Child Sex Offenders: A Multimethod Approach
Banse, Rainer [Univ Bonn, Inst Psychol, Dept Psychol, D-53111 Bonn, Germany.]
Schmidt, Alexander F. mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)]
Clarbour, Jane [Univ York, York YO10 5DD, N Yorkshire, England.]
Criminal Justice and Behavior
Sage Publications Inc
Thousand Oaks
[en] deviant sexual interest ; sexual preference ; child sex offending ; implicit measures ; indirect measures
[en] Although there is strong meta-analytical evidence that deviant sexual interest in children is a major risk factor for recidivism in child sex offenders, the assessment of deviant sexual interest with self-report or phallometric measures is problematic. As an alternative approach for assessment, the Explicit and Implicit Sexual Interest Profile (EISIP) is introduced. It features direct self-report and indirect latency-based measures (Implicit Association Tests [IATs] and viewing time measures) of sexual interest in adults and children. The reliability and validity of the EISIP was investigated using a selected sample of child sex offenders (n = 38) and offender (n = 37) and nonoffender (n = 38) controls. Among the indirect measures, viewing time measures showed higher reliability and convergent and criterion validity than the IATs. However, the IATs independently accounted for criterion variance in multivariate analyses. The combined indirect measures showed good discriminative validity between child sex offenders and controls.

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