本研究的目的在探索性暴力連續犯(Sexually violent predator, SVP)之特質及其危險因子，以提供未來診斷、鑑識、治療、監管及刑事法律上的參考。本研究結果有以下之重要發現：
High Risk Factors of Sexually Violent Predators in Taiwan
Roda Chen(General Education, National Tsing-Hua University)、Chih-Ju Liu(Dept of Elementary Education, National Tai-tung Teachers Colleg)、Jia-Jun Wang(Vice President, Taipei Bei Tou Army Hospital)
The purpose of this study is to identify high risk factors for Sexually Violent Predators (SVP offenders) in Taiwan.
The sample for this study was taken from 544 sex offenders incarcerated in prisons in the North and the South of Taiwan. The subjects were asked to fill out a “High risk questionnaire” which was developed by the researchers. Data was analyzed using χ2, T test analysis and logistic regression analysis.
The results were summarized as follows:
Compared to one-time sex offenders, 114 SVP offenders tend to grow up in a family with a history of violence; first offense is often discovered before the age of 14; the subject changes jobs frequently; has a more deviant sexual fantasy than the norm; is exposed frequently to χ rated movies, and plans his/her actions carefully.
During the crime, SVP offenders tend to make use of a weapon; beat their victims; the offense is often of longer duration; verbal threats are made to victims; after the crime objects are taken from victim as souvenirs.
The most important and predictable variables that can be used to
Identify SVP offenders are:
-Imitating the behavior from an χ-Rated movie during the offense.
-Prior to committing the offense, their actions are carefully planned and rehearsed.
-History of sexual-abuse as a child.
-Taking of object(s) from victim as a souvenir after the crime.
-First offense is often discovered before the age of 14.
-Use of force (beating of victim) during the offense.
SVP: sexually violent predator / Sex offenders / Risk factor