Bullying Types and Offense Planning Patterns in Juvenile Sexual Offenders

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dc.contributor.advisor Knight, Raymond
dc.contributor.author Tang, Xiaoqi
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-14T18:54:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-14T18:54:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/31117
dc.description.abstract Bullying is not only a prevalent problem in children and adolescent community samples, but it also plays a significant role in juvenile sexual offending, Yet, few studies have investigated the role that different types of bullying play in the patterns of offending among juveniles who have sexually offended (JSOs). We administered the Multidimensional Assessment of Sex, and Aggression (the MASA) to 306 incarcerated JSOs. Using their responses to bully and victimization items, we created either broad (inclusive) or narrow (exclusive) bully and victim categories and classified the juveniles into bully, victim, both bully and victim (bully-victims), and neither bully nor victim categories, using both the broad and narrow criteria. The dependent variables were factor-generated scales on offense planning and fantasy. Bully-victims scored significantly higher than victims, neither bully nor victims, and bullies in almost all four scales in offense planning including aggressive/violent planning. The data supported our hypothesis that bully-victims, when compared with others, would be more likely to experience cognitive distortions such as aggressive planning, intimacy-seeking fantasies, and also detail-oriented offense planning.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Xiaoqi Tang 2015
dc.subject Assessment
dc.subject Juvenile Sexual Offenders
dc.subject Bullying
dc.subject MIDSA
dc.subject MASA
dc.subject Offense Planning
dc.subject Criminal Thinking
dc.title Bullying Types and Offense Planning Patterns in Juvenile Sexual Offenders
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology
dc.degree.name MA
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.discipline Psychology
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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