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Avaliação Psicológica

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CASARIN, Juliane Magda; BOTELHO, Elizabeth Hertel Lenhardt  and  RIBEIRO, Rosangela Kátia Sanches Mazzorana. Sex offenders evaluated using the Human Figure Drawing. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.1, pp. 61-72. ISSN 1677-0471.

The aim of this study was to evaluate psychological characteristics of intra-family sexual offenders. The study included 10 men, between 23 and 59 years of age, who are inmates in a Resocialization Center as a function of Article 213 of the Brazilian Penal Code. A semi-structured interview and Human Figure Drawing were used, individually, as data collection instruments. Findings were analyzed by the statistic program SPSS version 22.0 for preparation of simple descriptive analyses. The results from this sample indicated difficulty in dealing with physical impulses in seeking immediate satisfaction of needs, including, and primarily, sexual needs. These characteristics were recurrent in some elements of the drawings, such as the location on the paper, the omission of the midsection and the absence of pupils in the eyes. The main findings corroborate the personality characteristics commonly portrayed in the literature and confirm the inexistence of a psychological profile of a sexual offender

Keywords : human figure drawing; personality; child sexual victimization.

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