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Can someone describe the proposed developmental pathway between childhood attachment...

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kisstopher603 | Valedictorian

Posted August 7, 2013 at 2:14 AM via web

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Can someone describe the proposed developmental pathway between childhood attachment and adult sexual offending?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted August 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM (Answer #1)

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Two key components of the proposed developmental pathway between childhood attachment and adult sexual offending relate to bonding and victimization.

Attachment phases must lead to significant bonding between a positive, non-offending adult figure and the child. Adolescence must be attained without having been sexually molested and/or abused by violence or neglect.

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