Female Sex Offenders
Find resources and research on females who sexually abuse children.
About Female Perpetrators
McEvoy, Rollo, & Zorza (2006)
In Violence Against Women
Explores characteristics of female sexual offenders and the relationships between perpetrators and their victims.
Female Sex Offenders: A Comparison of Solo Offenders and Co-Offenders
Violence and Victims, 21, 2006
Examines female sexual offenders to determine similarities between solo offenders and co-offenders. Results show similarities in characteristics but that co-offenders were more likely to have multiple victims and also non-sexual offenses.
Female Sexual Abuse and Criminal Justice Intervention: A Comparison of Child Protective Service and Criminal Justice Samples
Bader, Scalora, Casady, & Black
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 32(1), 2008
Compares female sexual offenders reported to CPS with those in the criminal justice system. Significant differences were found in victim age, victim gender, and the perpetrator-victim relationship.
Preventing Female-Perpetrated Sexual Abuse
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 8(1), 2006
Describes characteristics of female sex offenders and provides suggestions for intervention with at-risk females.
Women Who Sexually Abuse Children
Explores the nature and prevalence of child sexual abuse by women, the women's motivations, and the consequences of such sexual abuse.