Motives and psychodynamics of self-reported, unincarcerated rapists.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fifteen men, classified by self-report as rapists and attempted rapists, but who had never been arrested or convicted, were compared to a matched control group on standardized instruments and content-coded interviews. Differences in hostility toward women, power motivations, and hypermasculinity were similar to findings from studies of convicted rapists. However, results suggest a greater role for the father in the etiology of rape-associated dynamics than has previously been reported.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lisak, D; Roth, S

Published Date

  • April 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 268 - 280

PubMed ID

  • 2188510

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-0025

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9432

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/h0079178


  • eng