Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse
Find resources and research on those who sexually abuse children.
Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis for Law-Enforcement Officers Investigating the Sexual Exploitation of Children by Acquaintance Molesters(PDF - 673 KB)
Highlights the continuum of behaviors that are involved in this form of child abuse.
Developmental Experiences of Child Sexual Abusers and Rapists
Simons, Wurtele, & Durham
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 32(3), 2008
Identifies developmental differences between perpetrators of child sexual abuse and those of rapists.
Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website
U.S. Department of Justice
Allows parents and concerned citizens to search existing public State and territory sex offender registries in all 50 States.
The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States
John Jay College of Criminal Justice & U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (2004)
Discusses the findings of a study that investigated sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests and deacons from 1950 to 2002.
Research Summary: Adults at Risk of Sexually Abusing Children (PDF - 55 KB)
Stop it Now! Minnesota (2005)
Summarizes results from interviews with 30 perpetrators related to their views on desire to change, current personal struggles, and barriers to creating change.
Sexual Abuse by Educators and School Staff (PDF - 3199 KB)
Virginia Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services Unit
Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 76, 2006
Defines and gives examples of sexual abuse, from sexual harassment to molestation, that can befall students at school. The article describes the available research on incidence, perpetrators, and the legal responses and actions available to protect students.