In this research study, the correlation and significance of head injuries in adult sex offenders that have committed crimes against children were measured and compared to a group of criminal offenders that have committed non-sex-related criminal offenses. Data on 30 randomly selected individuals from each of the two groups (60 individuals total) were collected to measure and compare the number of individuals with a head injury in each group. The purpose of this research was to gain a better understanding of why criminally deviant behaviors occur in adults. This research also hoped to encourage further research on this topic or similar topics that can lead to new ideas in prevention, intervention, and treatment plans in sex offenders.
Saunders, William Steven
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Rohlf, Emily D., "Correlations of Head Injuries in Criminal Offenders of Sex Crimes Against Children" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1078.
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