Drugs Sex, And Crime - Empirical Contributions

Alcohol and Drug Consumption among Adult Sex offenders in Brazil

Author(s): Danilo Antonio Baltieri

Pp: 18-26 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805070310901010018


Some studies indicate that drug misuse is significantly more frequent among sex offenders against adults than among those against children. Data suggest that the inappropriate consumption of drugs, mainly cannabis and cocaine, can be one of the factors that differentiate sex offenders who prey on children from those who prey on adults. In addition, children molesters usually demonstrate higher alcohol problems than those offenders against adults.This chapter provides some findings related to adult sexual offenders in Brazil, with respect to the alcohol and drug problems and impulsiveness levels. Unfortunately, research on sex offenders is still in its infancy in Brazil, but our knowledge about this population has increased in the last two decades.

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