Learning Objectives

  • Define sexual assault and rape and identify the incidence of each.
  • Examine the characteristics of men who rape and sexually assault.
  • Acquaint the reader with the Massachusetts Treatment Center and Groth typologies for rapists and child molesters.
  • Define and review the research and clinical data on pedophilia.
  • Review research on juvenile sex offenders, both male and female.
  • Discuss sexual exploitation of children through the Internet.
  • Describe the procedures for the psychological assessment of sex offenders.