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Abramson, P. R., & Pinkerton, S. D. (2001). A house divided: Suspicions of mother–daughter incest. New York: Norton.

Adams, Eve M. (1988). Sex of the Victim, Offender, and Helper: The Effects of Gender Differences on Attributions and Attitudes in Cases of Incest. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University.

Adams, Kenneth (1991). Silently Seduced: When Parents Make their Children Partners – Understanding Covert Incest. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc.

Adshead, Gwen, Howett, Mimi, & Mason, Fiona (1994). Women who sexually abuse children: The undiscovered country. Journalof Sexual Aggression, 1(1), 45-56.

Allen, C. M. (1990). Women as perpetrators of child sexual abuse: Recognition barriers. In Horton, A. L., Johnson, A. L., Roundy, B. L., & Williams, L. M. (Eds.), The Incest Perpetrator: A Family Member No One Wants To Treat, pp. 108-125. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Allen, C. M. (1991). Women and Men Who Sexually Abuse Children: A Comparative Analysis. Orwell, VT: Safer Society Press.

Allen, C. M., & Pothast, H. L. (1994). Distinguishing characteristics of male and female child sex abusers. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 21, 73-88.

Anderson, Irina, & Swainson, Victoria (1991). Perceived motivation for rape: Gender differences in beliefs about female and male rape. Current Research in Social Psychology, 6(8), 107-122. Available at

Anderson, Peter B. (1993). Sexual victimization: It happens to boys, too. Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal, 57(1), 5, 12.

Anderson, Peter B. (1998). Variations in college women's self-reported heterosexual aggression. Sex Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment 10(4), 283-92.

Anderson, Peter B. (1998). Women’s motives for sexual initiation and aggression. In P. B. Anderson & C. Struckman-Johnson (eds.), Sexually Aggressive Women: Current Perspectives and Controversies, pp. 79-93. New York: The Guilford Press.

Anderson Peter B., & Aymami R. (1993). Reports of female initiation of sexual contact: Male and female differences. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 22(4), 335-343.

Anderson, Peter B., & Melson, Dyan T., 2002. From deviance to normalcy: Women as sexual aggressors. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 5 (October 23). Available at

Anderson, Peter B., & Newton, Maria (1997). The initiating heterosexual contact scale: A factor analysis. Sex Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment 9, 179-186.

Anderson, Peter B., & Newton, Maria (2004). Predicting the use of sexual initiation tactics in a sample of college women. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 7(May 1). Available at

Anderson, P. B., & Sorenson, W. (1999). Male and female differences in reports of women’s heterosexual initiation and aggression. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 28(3), 285-295.

Anderson, Peter B., & Struckman-Johnson, Cindy (eds.) (1998). Sexually Aggressive Women: Current Perspectives and Controversies. New York: The Guilford Press.

Araji, S. (1997). Sexually Aggressive Children: Coming to Understand Them. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Atkinson, J. (1995). The Assessment of Female Sex Offenders. Kingston, ON: Correctional Service of Canada.

Atkinson, Jill L. (1996). Female sex offenders: A literature review. Forum on Corrections Research, 8(2), 39-42.

Bachmann, K. M., Moggi, F., & Stirnemann-Lewis, F. (1994). Mother-son incest and its long-term consequences: A neglected phenomenon in psychiatric practice. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 182, 723-725.

Banning, A. (1989). Mother-son incest: Confronting a prejudice. Child Abuse & Neglect, 13, 563-570.

Barnett. S., Corder, F., & Jehu, D. (1990). Group treatment for women sex offenders against children. Groupwork, 3(2), 191-203.

Baron, R. S., Burgess, M. L., & Kao, C. F. (1991). Detecting and labeling prejudice: Do female perpetrators go undetected? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 17, 115-123.

Bear, E. (1993). Inpatient Treatment for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse: A Summary of Data From 22 Programs. Brandon, VT: Safer Society Press.

Beck, A., Harrison, P., and Guerion, P., (2009), Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09. Retrived December, 2010, American Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse,

Becker, Judith V. (1998). What we know about the characteristics and treatment of adolescents who have committed sexual offenses. Child Maltreatment, 3(4), 317-29.

Becker, Judith V., Hall, Susan, and Stinson, Jill D. (2002). Female sexual offenders: Clinical, legal, and policy issues. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 1(3), 31-53.

Beier, K. M. (2000). Female analogies to perversion. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 26(1), 79-93.

Bell, K. (1999). Female offenders of sexual assault. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 25(3), 241-243.

Behrendt, N., Buhl, N., & Seidl, S. (2002). The lethal paraphiliac syndrome: accidental autoerotic deaths in four women and a review of the literature. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 116(3), 148-52.

Blues, Anne, Moffatt, Carole, & Telford, Paula (1999). Work with adolescent females who sexually abuse: Similarities and differences. In Marcus Erooga & Helen C. Masson (eds.), Children and Young People Who Sexually Abuse Others: Challenges and Responses, pp. 168-182. London: Routledge.

Bolton, F. G., Morris, L. A., & MacEachron, A. E. (1989). Males at Risk: The Other Side of Sexual Abuse. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Bordon, T. A., & LaTerz, J. D. (1993). Mother/daughter incest and ritual abuse: The ultimate taboos. Treating Abuse Today, 3(4), 5-8.

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Briere J. & Elliott D.M. (2003). Prevalence and psychological sequelae of self-reported childhood physical and sexual abuse in a general population sample of men and women. Child Abuse & Neglect, 27, 1205-1222.

Brinton, Connie, 2000. A Comparison of Sexual Arousal Patterns of Female Sex Offenders and Nonoffenders. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation. San Francisco, CA: Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.

Brodie, Faith (1992). When the Other Woman Is His Mother: Book One/Boys As Incest Victims and Male Multiple Personality Disorder/for Partners and Professionals. Tacoma, WA: Winged Eagle Press.

Brow, M.E., Knopp, F.H., & Lackey, L.B. (1987). Female Sexual Abusers: A Summary of Data from 44 Treatment Providers. Orwell: Safer Society Press.

Brown, M.E., Hull, L.A., & Panesis, S.K. (1984). Women Who Rape. Boston: Massachusetts Trial Court. [Cited in Mathews, Matthews, & Speltz, 1990; and Syed & Williams, 1996] Available from the National Institute of Corrections library. Accession number 004911. Contact NIC through the web site at or call the NIC Information Center at 1-800-877-1461.

Bumby, N. H., & Bumby, K. M. (2004). Bridging the gender gap: Addressing juvenile females who commit sexual offences. In G. O’Reilly, W. L. Marshall, A. Carr, & R. C. Beckett (Eds.), The handbook of clinical intervention with young people who sexually abuse (pp. 369–381). New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.

Bumby, K., & Halstenson Bumby, N. (1997). Adolescent female sex offenders. In B. Schwartz, & H.Cellini, (eds.), The Sex Offender: New Insights, Treatment Innovations and Legal Developments, Vol. II, pp. 10-1 10-16. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute, Inc.

Bumby, K. M., Halstenson Bumby, N., Burghess, A. W., & Hartman, C. R. (1996). From Victims to Victimizers: Sexually Aggressive Post-Traumatic Responses of Sexually Abused Adolescent Females.

Bunting, L. (2007). Dealing with a problem that doesn't exist? Professional responses to female perpetrate. Child Abuse Review, 4, 252-267, John Wiley & Sons

Bunting, L. (2005). Females who sexually offend against children: Responses of the child protection and criminal justice systems. NSPCC Policy Practice Research Series. London: NSPCC.

Burgess A., Hartman C., McCausland M., & Powers P. (1984). Response patterns in children and adolescents exploited through sex rings and pornography. American Journal of Psychiatry, 14, 656-662

Burket, Lowell E. (1985). Guilt and Moral Judgment in the Juvenile Female Sex Offender: A Comprehensive Literature Review. Unpublished MA thesis. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh.

Busby, D. M., & Compton, S. V. (1997). Patterns of sexual coercion in adult heterosexual relationships: An exploration of male victimization. Family Process, 36(1), 81-94.

Byard, R. W., Hucker, S. J., & Hazelwood, R. R. (1993). Fatal and near-fatal autoerotic asphyxial episodes in women: Characteristic features based on a review of nine cases. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 14(1), 70-3

Byers, E. Sandra (1996). How well does the traditional sexual>