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MARAFIGA, Caroline Velasquez  and  FALCKE, Denise. Sociodemographic, judicial profile and experiences in the family of origin of men serving time for rape of the vulnerable. Aletheia [online]. 2020, vol.53, n.2, pp. 90-105. ISSN 1413-0394.

Research on sex offenders is scarce, especially in Brazil. This study aims to describe the socio-demographic and judicial profile of men convicted for statutory rape and their experiences in family of origin. It is a descriptive cross-sectional study performed with 49 men serving time. A documentary survey of their lawsuits was performed and the administration of a socio-demographic and judicial data questionnaire, as well as the Family Background Questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyzes revealed a predominance of single victimizers (53.1%), with children (82.2%). Only 6.1% had a diagnosis of pedophilic disorder. The crimes occurred predominantly inside the family (54.5%) and with female victims (74.3%). More than 30% revealed unwanted sexual contacts throughout their lives. Extra familiar victimizers had significantly higher levels of neglect in their family of origin (M = 22.71) than intrafamiliar (M = 14.66). Further studies are necessary to understand the profile of this population more comprehensively.

Keywords : child sexual abuse; family-of-origin; statutory rape.

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