An Exploratory Examination of Obsessive, Schizotypal, and Narcissistic Traits Among Sexual Offenders

About the Course:

Sexual offenders are likely to have underlying deficits in social and personality functioning, and it has been suggested that their criminal behaviors may be due to obsessional, narcissistic, and schizotypal traits. The present study examined whether these traits were present in a convenience sample of 25 sexual offenders.

Publication Date:

Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 8(1) 2012


Sandy Jung, PhD

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with sexual offenders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe obsessional personality traits observed in sexual offenders according to the literature.

  2. Describe the schizotypic traits that have been identified in sexual offenders according to the literature.

  3. Describe the narcisistic traits that have been identified in some sexual offenders.

  4. Identify the salient results of the present study.

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Course Number: 102342
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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