Individuals with developmental delay and problematic sexual behaviors

William R. Lindsay, Amanda M. Michie

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The field of sex offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has attracted a significant amount of research in the last 5 to 10 years. This research has included theoretical work on the reasons why men with IDD might engage in problematic sexual behaviours, work on the assessment of risk for future incidents, research investigating the pathways into and through services for sex offenders with IDD and a considerable amount of work developing and evaluating effective treatments. This paper will review the recent research on each of these areas in turn.
Original languageEnglish
Article number350
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Psychiatry Reports
Issue number4
Early online date8 Mar 2013
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • PSB
  • Sex offenders
  • Counterfeit deviance hypothesis
  • CD
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Static risk assessment
  • Treatment
  • Sexual disorders
  • Psychiatry
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • IDD
  • Developmental delay
  • Problematic sexual behaviors


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