A fresh and challenging re-evaluation of the interrelationship between sexual and gender behavior and aggression. Drawing on a series of previously unpublished controlled research studies on rapists, pedophiles, incest offenders, voyeurs, transsexuals, and homosexuals (among others), the book offers startling new findings- e.g., crossdressing and feminine gender identity in rapists believed to be ultra-masculine, aggressiveness in pedophiles believed to be shy and passive. This book brings a new perspective to understanding sexual anomalies and to the conceptual foundations on which clinical research and treatment of these behaviors rests.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction. Part IA: Sexual Aggression. R. Langevin, D. Paitich, A.E. Russon, Are Rapists Sexually Anomalous, Aggressive, or Both? R. Langevin, J. Bain et al., Sexual Aggression: Constructing A Predictive Equation - A Controlled Pilot Study. R. Langevin, D. Paitich, A.E. Russon, Voyeurism: Does it Predict Sexual Aggression of Violence in General? Part IB: Related Factors in Sexual Aggression: Alcohol and the Brain. R. Langevin, M.H. Ben-Aron et al., The Effect of Alcohol on Penile Erection. J.E. Purins, R. Langevin, Brain Correlates of Penile Erection. Part II: Pedophilia and Incest. R. Langevin, S.H. Hucker et al., Erotic Preference and Aggression in Pedophilia: A Comparison of Heterosexual, Homosexual, and Bisexual Types. R. Langevin, D. Day, L. Handy, A.E. Russon, Are Incestuous Fathers Pedophilic, Aggressive, and Alcoholic? R. Langevin, S. J. Hucker et al., Why Are Pedophiles Attracted to Children? Further Studies of Erotic Preference in Heterosexual Pedophilia. S.J. Hucker, M.H. Ben-Aron, Elderly Sex Offenders. Part III: Homosexuality, Transvestism, and Transsexualism. R.M. Sanders, J. Bain, R. Langevin, Peripheral Sex Hormones, Homosexuality, and Gender Identity. R.M. Sanders, J. Bain, R. Langevin, Feminine Gender Identity in Homosexual Men: How Common Is It? B.W. Steiner, R.M. Sanders, R. Langevin, Crossdressing, Erotic Preference, and Aggression: A Comparison of Male Transvestites and Transsexuals.
". . . . it presents a wealth of data from well-designed specific studies . . . ."
"The authors should be congratulated on producing a book that is a model of erudition, research method and application. It is a tour de force and should be mandatory reading for all who deal with these problems."
—British Journal of Psychiatry