‘If you’d had my life, you’d have done it too’: exploring the experiences of adult males who rape elderly females

Murphy, R. and Winder, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-9118-679X, 2016. ‘If you’d had my life, you’d have done it too’: exploring the experiences of adult males who rape elderly females. Psychology, Crime & Law. ISSN 1068-316X

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Abstract

This study focused on adult males who have committed a sexual offence against elderly victims (aged 55 and over) in order to increase our understanding of this group of offenders. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five such individuals. Interview data were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Four main themes emerged: life's been really tough (where participants talked about difficulties they had faced); I'm not bad, I did what anyone would do (where participants sought to explain their behaviour); Other people haven't helped or have made things worse (where participants highlighted challenges they faced in relationships and the impact they felt this had); and Coping and pleasure (which highlights the use of sex and alcohol in their lives). Implications for the practice and treatment of individuals offending against elderly victims are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: 'If you’d had my life, you’d have done it too': a qualitative account of individuals exploring the accounts of men who rape elderly or significantly older women
Publication Title: Psychology, Crime & Law
Creators: Murphy, R. and Winder, B.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2016
ISSN: 1068-316X
Identifiers:
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10.1080/1068316X.2016.1185522DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 29 Jun 2016 08:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:03
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28033

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