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Rom J Leg Med28(3)278-282(2020)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2020.278
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THE COMORBIDITY OF PARAPHILIC DISORDERS AND RAPE IN INDIVIDUALS INCARCERATED FOR SEXUAL OFFENCES

C. Siserman, C. Giredea, C. Delcea


Abstract: Objectives. Rape is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. Rape is included in the category of paraphilic disorders, together with numerous other disorders. Moreover, studies show that individuals who commit rape present comorbidities with other paraphilic disorders.
Methods. This study aims to identify the comorbidity of rape in a sample of inmates incarcerated in Romanian prisons for committing rape. Thus, applying the Questionnaire for the Evaluation of Paraphilic Disorders on 105 male inmates, we have identified 60 individuals with high scores in the “rape” subscale. Subsequently, by using chi-squared descriptive analyses, we compared their scores with 19 other subscales.
Results. The results were satisfactory, as significant correlations have been found. Thus, the results of this study contribute to a better understanding of the reasons behind certain sexual offenses as well as to offering a more efficient treatment plan.
Conclusions. This study aimed to test paraphilic comorbidity with rape in sexual offenders, and this was confirmed with frotteurism and hebephilia. We believe that the implications of these results will help better understand the reasons behind certain offenses reaching a more accurate diagnosis and a more efficient treatment.
Keywords: sexual offences, rape, paraphilic disorders, paraphilic comorbidity



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