Sex offenders who claim amnesia for their alleged offense.
D. Bourget and J. M. Bradford,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
23(2): 299-307, 1995.
Information relating to demography, history, and psychiatric functioning was collected for 20
consecutive individuals presenting to the Sexual Behaviours Clinic of the Royal Ottawa Hospital
who claimed amnesia for their alleged sexual offenses. In addition, comparison groups of admitter
and nonadmitter sex offenders were established to isolate relevant psychopathological constructs
within the primary study group. Amnestic offenders displayed higher degrees of violence and
fulfilled diagnostic criteria for potentially more harmful paraphilia.