Japanese Journal of Forensic Science and Technology
Online ISSN : 1881-4689
Print ISSN : 1880-1323
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The relationship between acknowledging sexual interest in prepubescent girls and sexual offence, personal factors and child pornography use
Shinzi Taguchi
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2015 Volume 20 Issue 2 Pages 175-183

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  We selected a group of men who acknowledged sexual interest in prepubescent girls based on the Sexual Desire Scale for Males (SDS-M). Subjects were members of the general population aged 18 years and above who were not in prison (N=573). The relationship between acknowledging sexual interest in prepubescent girls and factors such as their experience of sexual offence, personality traits, cognition towards women and use of pornography were examined. It was estimated that 10% of survey subjects had acknowledged sexual interest in prepubescent girls. Statistical analysis showed that acknowledging sexual interest in prepubescent girls was significantly related to experience of sexual offence against women, some of sexual desire, some of personality traits and acceptance of sexual violence. A significantly higher proportion of men who acknowledged sexual interest in prepubescent girls had experience of sexual offence against women and of using child pornography compared to those who did not. The results of this study suggest that an understanding of sexual interest in prepubescent girls requires the perspectives of cultural and social learning.

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