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REIS, Daniela Castro dos; BARROS, Arthur Aliverti Saltori de  and  CAVALCANTE, Lília Iêda Chaves. Sexual abuser of children and adolescents: a discussion on the gender of participants in the literature. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2015, vol.21, n.2, pp. 252-272. ISSN 1677-1168.

Research on sexual violence have left open several questions, particularly studies on the biopsychosocial condition of the offender. The research aimed to explore systematically the literature on sexual offenders of children and adolescents, discussing gender issues. The survey was conducted by the Journal CAPES, using descriptors in Portuguese: sexual aggressor, pedophile, enticer, sexual abuser, sexual trafficker, sexual perpetrator, sexual recruiter, sexual kidnapper, rapist and sex offender. We identified 1303 articles, of which 1071 were discarded, 82 repeated and 150 selected. Inclusion criteria (complete scientific articles, independent of the year, in all areas and bases of the journal, in Portuguese, English and Spanish) and exclusion (gray literature, sexual violence in adults, studies in nonhuman animals). The data showed that the studies have focused on the victims, especially in females. In the works with offenders and the low scientific publication, the emphasis was on males

Keywords : Aggression; Sexual violence; Child; Adolescent.

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