Sexual Delinquency And Sexual Offenders

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Introduction Much of the literature review on sexual offending states that conduct disorder is a phenomenon that is too associated with adult offenses. However, no study has been given if adolescent sexual offenders are more likely to have a childhood diagnosis of conduct disorder than adult sexual offenders (Morrell & Burton, 2014, p.39). Sexual offences in adolescents does not necessarily continue at 20 years of age (Dudeck, Spitzer, Stopsack, Freyberger & Barnow, 2007, p.494).
In order to investigate this phenomenon and address the gap in adolescent sexual offenders having a higher possibility of conduct disorder, the following research study is proposed. The study focuses on the research question: if adolescent sex offenders are more likely to have childhood diagnosis of conduct disorder than that of adult sexual offenders. It is a hypothesis that adolescent sexual offenders have a much lower chance of re-offending if they are not into more types of crimes (Davidson, 2015, p.555). It is also a hypothesis that adolescent sex offenders may have a higher possibility of a childhood diagnosis of a conduct disorder (Morrell & Burton, 2014, p.39).
Case study is under the type of research design selected. The study sample will be large and comprise of both male and female participants. Selection of subjects will be methodically conducted by use of purposeful random sampling and convenience sampling. Interviews will be undertaken to measure the influence of conduct disorder on
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