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국내 성폭력 가해자의 정신의학적, 심리학적 특성

Other Titles
 Psychiatric and Psychological Characteristics of Sexual Offenders in Korea. 
Authors
 신경백  ;  이영준  ;  김경란  ;  김현정  ;  송동호 
Citation
 Journal of the Korean Neuropsychiatric Association (신경정신의학), Vol.51(4) : 170-177, 2012 
Journal Title
 Journal of the Korean Neuropsychiatric Association  (신경정신의학) 
ISSN
 1015-4817 
Issue Date
2012
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: In an effort to increase understanding of the relationship between sexual violence and mental illness, we conducted an investigation of the prevalence of psychiatric illness and associated psychological features of sexual offenders. METHODS: Twenty-two male sex offenders were referred for psychiatric diagnosis from the prosecutor's office and admitted to the hospital between August 2010 and May 2011. In order to identify Axis I and II disorders, including sexual disorders, we conducted the Korean version of the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fourth Edition. All participants completed psychological assessment batteries, including the Korean-Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, and self-report scales, including the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory, and the Rape Myth Acceptance Scale. Information on participants' legal, personal, and psychiatric family histories was also gathered. RESULTS: Many of the participants received diagnosis of Axis I disorders : Eight subjects (36.4%) had paraphilia, and five (22.7%) had pedophilia. Two subjects (9.1%) had schizophrenia, five (22.7%) had depressive disorder, and three (13.6%) had alcohol dependence. Participants also showed high rates of Axis II disorders : four of them (18.2%) had mental retardation or borderline intellectual functioning and seven (31.8%) had cluster B personality disorders. Participants' serum free testosterone level showed statistically significant correlation with motor impulsiveness (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: Sex offenders included in this study displayed high rates of mental illness, including paraphilia and intellectual disability. On the basis of our findings, we asserted that sex offenders should undergo careful evaluation for mental illness, and that management programs for sex offenders should include psychiatric evaluation and intervention.
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/92438
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Psychiatry (정신과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
김경란(Kim, Kyung Ran)
송동호(Song, Dong Ho)
이영준(Lee, Young Joon)
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