University Students' Perceptions of Child Sex Offenders
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Studies suggest that child sex offenders (CSOs) are stereotyped and discriminated against due to lack of knowledge and negative attitudes. Research has identified several important variables related to knowledge and attitudes such as gender and previously being a victim of child sexual abuse (CSA). Research has also linked accurate knowledge with an increase in positive attitudes. However, no research has identified a link between personally knowing a CSO and an effect on knowledge and attitudes. The current study aims to assess how gender, previous history of CSA, and knowing a CSO may ...