Comorbidity of Paraphilia and Personality Disorders in Sex Offenders

성범죄자들의 성격장애와 성도착증 중복이환 보고 연구

Kwon, Jimin;Kim, Eunjoo

  • Received : 2018.11.12
  • Accepted : 2019.02.20
  • Published : 2019.02.28


Despite various treatments, there is a tendency of convicted sex offenders to recidivate by committing additional sex crimes. Especially when the offenders are diagnosed comorbidly with paraphilia and personality disorders, effective treatment is critical because this difficult condition can be harmful to their psychological well-being and the security of the communities in which these men live. The aim of this review is to examine the comorbidity of personality disorders and paraphilia in the male sex offender population. This study is highly meaningful as not only it is the first domestic research on the link between paraphilia and sex crimes, integrating the preceding data from both domestic and international research, but also as it synthesizes the studies of criminal psychology, social welfare and clinical psychology.


Paraphilia;Integrative Review;Treatment designs;Practioner


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