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dc.contributor.authorLeclerc, Benoit
dc.contributor.authorTremblay, Pierre
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:58:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:58:11Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2009-12-05T05:15:40Z
dc.identifier.issn10790632
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/107906320701900104
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27088
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, the modus operandi of 103 adolescents involved in sexual offenses against children (12 year old or less) is analyzed. Modus operandi strategies were measured by the participants' responses to the Modus Operandi Questionnaire. Findings indicate that the degree of intrusiveness of the sexual behaviors committed by the adolescents is contingent on the participation of their victims during the sexual episodes. Moreover, the more strategic adolescents may be more likely to secure compliance. This study shows the relevance of analyzing adolescent modus operandi as purposeful behavior and discusses some implications of the findings for crime-commission or offending process models.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom23
dc.relation.ispartofpageto41
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSex Abuse
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleStrategic Behavior in Adolescent Sexual Offenses Against Children: Linking Modus Operandi to Sexual Behaviors
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLeclerc, Benoit


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