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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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ARCILA RIVERA, Adriana; CASTANO RAMIREZ, Mauricio; OSORIO MONTOYA, Dulcinea  e  QUIROZ, Germán. Socio-demographic characterization of psychosexual development and crime in men convicted of sexual crimes imprisoned in the Manizales penitentiary center. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2013, vol.42, n.1, pp.51-62. ISSN 0034-7450.

This article introduces the socio-demographic characteristics of psychosexual development and sexual crimes in men deprived of liberty for such crimes who are doing time in a Manizales prison (Colombia) in 2011. It also describes the differences between abusers of individuals under 12 years of age or who are 12 years old, and abusers of individuals over that age. Methodology: This is a descriptive, retrospective study performed by simple random sampling. It consisted of semi-structured interviews in which socio-demographic characteristics, psychosexual development, characteristics of crime, and prevalence of mental disorders were analyzed in a sample of 80 inmates convicted of sexual offenses at the Medium-security Pentientiary center in the city of Manizales. Univariate and bivariate analysis were performed using the χ2 test and the logistic regression analysis with variables showing statistical significance in the bivariate analysis. Results: It was found that convicted sex offenders belong to lower socioeconomic levels, have low educational levels, and did not receive any sexual education. Such findings become more relevant when the crimes in questions are committed against 12-year-olders or children under this age. Conclusions: The lack of sexual education, low educational levels and lower socioeconomic levels are associated factors in the case of sexual offenses. It is important for society (particularly health-care institutions) to find additional measures for the criminalization of such behaviors in order to achieve a better control of the problem.

Palavras-chave : Sex offenders; sex offenses; sexual education.

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