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date: 06 March 2021

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This chapter reviews the literature on evolutionary psychological explanations of sexual offending, which span nearly 30 years of research and scholarship. Other reviews have been published, but they have focused on particular areas of sexual offending or on specific hypotheses. Here, I review this diverse literature to give a general overview and commentary on evolutionary approaches to sexual offending etiology and intervention, and I conclude by proposing a typology of sexual offenders.

Keywords: rape, partner rape, pedophilia, incest, paraphilias, sexual disorders, developmentally disabled offenders, evolutionary psychology, individual differences

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