Social Factors that Influence Sexual Aggression in Child Pornography Offenders

Maria K Johnson, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This study evaluated literature regarding the relationship between sexual aggression and child pornography offending. One hundred percent of the data was obtained from the United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office of the Middle District of Tennessee. Secondary data from sentencing reports served as the source of information. The sample size consisted of 80 child pornography offenders convicted between January 2000 and May 2012. The collected data focused on age, education, marital status, parental status, childhood abuse, and employment in a position of authority over children. These factors also served as the independent variables. To measure the impact of the independent variables and sexual aggression, Spearman rho correlation coefficient was used, which analyzed the effect of the independent variables in relation to the dependent variable. Statistical significance was indicated for marital status, childhood abuse, and employment in a position of authority over children. Age, education, and parental status showed no statistically significant relationship with sexual aggression.^

Subject Area

Sociology, Theory and Methods|Psychology, Social

Recommended Citation

Maria K Johnson, "Social Factors that Influence Sexual Aggression in Child Pornography Offenders" (2012). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1533510.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1533510

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