Self-centeredness and the adult male perpetrator of child sexual abuse

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Abstract

Self-centeredness has been identified as a quality of the adult male perpetrator of child sexual abuse, but little or no effort has been expended toward defining the concept clearly. In this paper, the research literature on the perpetrator and psychoanalytic writings on narcissism are reviewed for the purpose of developing a comprehensive definition of self-centeredness. Literature related to the social and developmental context of child sexual abuse also is discussed. In the final section of the paper, implications for primary prevention and treatment are drawn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-234
Number of pages19
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

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