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

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Karyth Cara eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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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