A comparison of the neuropsychological profiles of adult male sex offenders and non-offenders with a learning disability

Murray, George, McKenzie, Karen, Quigley, April, Mathesod, Edith, Michie, Amanda and Lindsay, William (2001) A comparison of the neuropsychological profiles of adult male sex offenders and non-offenders with a learning disability. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 7 (2). pp. 57-64. ISSN 1355-2600

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13552600108416167

Abstract

The present study compared the neumpsychologlcal pmfiles of a group of adult male sex offenden with a laming disability (n-42) with a group of adult male non-offenders with a learning disability (n-42) using the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised (1986). The groups wen matched for full-scale IQ. Thc study found that the non-offender group had significantly higher Verbal 1Q scorn than the sex offender group. No significant differences wen found for Performance IQ. The non-ofinder group was also found to have significantly hlgher scores on the Vocabulary sub-test than the sex offender group and the sex offender group was found to have significantly higher scores on the ObJecr Assembly subtest than the non-ofinder group. Finally. the sex offender group was found to have a significantly lower Verbal IQ than Performance IQ. No significant Verbal-Performance discrepancy was found for the non-offender group. Possible implications of these findings are dlscussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning disability, sex offenders, neuropsychological, adult, male
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Karen McKenzie
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 09:40
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 08:55
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18158

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