Sibling incest: A literature review and a clinical study
2010 (English)In: Journal of Sexual Aggression, ISSN 1355-2600, Vol. 16, no 3, 347-360 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Few previous studies have explored the characteristics and dynamics of adolescent sibling incest. The objectives of this paper were twofold: first, to conduct a literature review that accounts for earlier research in the area, and secondly, to conduct a clinical study to explore differences regarding the characteristics of a group of adolescent sibling incest offenders (n = 21) compared to a group of adolescent non-sibling offenders (n = 24). Comparisons were made regarding variables such as family dysfunction, the offenders' prior victimization and offending behaviour. The data were derived from intake assessment files and semi-structured interviews with 45 adolescents who had sexually offended. The sibling incest offender group had grown up more often in dysfunctional families. Moreover, the results indicated that the offending behaviour in the sibling incest group was more severe. The study gives some empirical support for the possibility that sibling incest can be one sign, among others, of maltreatment during childhood.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2010. Vol. 16, no 3, 347-360 p.
Clinical study, family dysfunction, incest taboo, literature review, sibling incest
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103166DOI: 10.1080/13552600903511667ISI: 000208657800008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103166DiVA: diva2:687398