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| Published: December 28, 2021

Beyond The Statistics: Unravelling the Psyche of a Sexual Offender

Hemanshi Mehta

BA Psychology honours, Indraprastha college for women, Delhi University, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.184


Sexual violence is still a major social issue with far-reaching implications. The fight against sexual violence, however, continues to be hampered by a lack of resources in the criminal justice system. “Making society safer” is a difficult task which necessitates not just the provision of resources, but also a thorough grasp of realistic crime patterns and risks. To launch a society-wide struggle against the epidemic of sexual offences around the world, there is an immense potential for the development of systems for assessing as well as managing sex offenders such as rapists, child abusers, murderers etc. To discover the fundamental cause of sexual offences, it is critical to obtain a better understanding of what goes on in the minds of sexual offenders. As a result, several researchers have worked hard to identify psychological factors that contribute to sexual violence and brutality. Because there is no single psychological algorithm to explain the mentality of a sexual offender, the current paper will attempt to review the numerous theories behind sexual offence as well as the steps/measures that mental health professionals can take to eliminate such heinous crimes.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021