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By Karen Duncan

In girl Sexual Predators: figuring out and picking Them to guard our youngsters and teens, social employee and therapist Karen A. Duncan is helping adults be proactive so young ones won't fall prey to this violation. Vignettes pulled from information headlines and interviews with woman sexual predators Duncan has encountered in her personal perform are used to assist readers comprehend those crimes and the ladies who devote them, in addition to the effect those crimes could have on sufferers.

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83 Ferguson and Meehan (2005) conducted an analysis of the criminal records of 279 convicted female sex offenders in the criminal justice system in the state of Florida. They were surprised by the level of violence this group of females had committed during their sexual crimes. The authors noted that the rate of female violence “exceeded those observed in general male samples of child sexual abusers” (p. 86). The authors considered whether females who committed physical violence during their sexual crimes were more likely to be incarcerated.

113 While alcohol and drug use may be an outcome of prior sexual victimization, it does not present as a reliable predictor for sexual offending against children. Alcohol and drug use may be an indicator of other types of criminal activities that female sex offenders commit outside the crime of sexual offending. As mentioned previously, the lack of remorse and acknowledgment for their sexual crimes along with a persistent tendency to blame victims and to minimize the harm caused to their victims and a propensity toward violence may indicate a higher degree of psychopathy than previously considered among female sexual offenders and should be considered in future studies and in the assessment of convicted female sex offenders referred for sex offender treatment.

The female sex offender group indicated a higher incidence of sexual victimization and physical abuse in childhood and indicated that their childhood sexual victimization was perpetrated exclusively by family members. A study by Johansson-Love and Fremouw (2009) comparing case files and chart notes of male and female sex offenders with male and female offenders of nonsexual crimes in the West Virginia Department of Corrections found that sexual victimization in the history of female sex offenders was “only partially supported,” with 45 percent of the female sex offenders reporting prior sexual victimization and 33 percent of the female offenders of nonsexual crimes also reporting prior sexual abuse.

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