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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.

This course is based on the reading-based online, An Exploratory Examination of Obsessive, Schizotypal, and Narcissistic Traits Among Sexual Offenders created by Sandy Jung, PhD in 2012.

Publication Date:

Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 8(1) 2012

Course Material Author

Sandy Jung, PhD

Dr. Jung teaches at MacEwan University where she regularly teaches abnormal psychology, forensic psychology, and senior courses in clinical and forensic psychology topics. Her research focuses on the prevention of sexual, intimate partner, and general violence and she has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of forensic psychology.

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 Material

References begin on page 12.

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Course Number 102342
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