Kathleen C. Basile, PhD 1 ; Heather B. Gilford, PhD 1 ; Kevin J. Vagi, PhD 1 ; Nicolas A. Adolescent interpersonal violence victimization is an adverse childhood experience and a serious public health problem for youths, their families, and communities.
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Pornography and Sexual Violence
Psychopathy , sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy , is traditionally a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior , impaired empathy and remorse , and bold , disinhibited , and egotistical traits. Hervey M. The creation of ASPD and DPD was driven by the fact that many of the classic traits of psychopathy were impossible to measure objectively. Hare later repopularized the construct of psychopathy in criminology with his Psychopathy Checklist. Although no psychiatric or psychological organization has sanctioned a diagnosis titled "psychopathy", assessments of psychopathic characteristics are widely used in criminal justice settings in some nations and may have important consequences for individuals.
Causes of sexual violence
People who were sexually abused as children may have issues with sexual dysfunction and self-destructive behavior when they get older. Sexual abuse leaves many scars, creating feelings of guilt, anger, and fear that haunt survivors throughout their lives. Adults who have undergone sexual abuse as children commonly experience depression and insomnia. High levels of anxiety in these adults can result in self-destructive behaviors, such as alcoholism or drug abuse, anxiety attacks , and situation-specific anxiety disorders. The damage extends to the sexual abuse survivor's sense of their own sexuality.
There are many different theories explaining the causes of sexual violence. The theories that will be discussed in this article include military conquest , socioeconomics , anger , power , sadism , traits , ethical standards , laws , and evolutionary pressures that lend some explanation to the causes of sexual violence such as rape , molestation , sexual harassment , stalking , incest , etc. Please note, most of the research on the causes of sexual violence has only been done on male offenders and has largely ignored female perpetrated sexual violence and is in no way fully developed.