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Gudjonsson, G. and Sigurdsson, J. (2000). Differences and similarities between violent offenders and sex offenders. Child Abuse & Neglect, 24(3), 363-372.

The study sought to understand the similarities and differences between violent offenders, rapists and child molesters. The researchers studied 36 rapists, 23 child molesters and 32 violent offenders. Rapists and child molesters were found to be more introverted than violent offenders. Child molesters also had higher social desirablilty scores than the others and had a strong internal need to confess.