n Child Abuse Research in South Africa - An assessment of youth sex offender empathy levels for general victims of child-on-child sexual abuse
|Article Title||An assessment of youth sex offender empathy levels for general victims of child-on-child sexual abuse|
|© Publisher:||South African Society on the Abuse of Children (SAPSAC)|
|Journal||Child Abuse Research in South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||10 - 23|
|Keyword(s)||Child-on-child sexual abuse, Empathy, Low level socio-moral reasoning, Morality, Perspective-taking, Rape, Sex abuse victim, Sexual assault and Youth sex offender|
The purpose of this article is to focus on youth sex offenders' empathy for victims of child-on child sexual abuse. In a recent study conducted by Coetzee (2015), the quantitative research results indicate that although some of the youth sex offenders who participated in the study showed empathy towards a general victim of child-on-child sexual abuse, certain empathy deficits were displayed. Following the completion of the questionnaires, in-depth information was obtained regarding the youth sex offenders' thoughts pertaining to a sex abuse victim portrayed in a case study. An overview of some of their responses will be discussed in this article.
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