2010 Marshal: The role of attachments, intimacy and loneliness in the etiology and maintenance of sexual offending.

The vulnerability of the offender is a crucial component of the general theory of sex offending. Poor quality attachment relationships between the youngster who will grow up to commit sex crimes and his parents are the main cause of this vulnerability. Low self-confidence and a lack of empathy for others are caused by poor quality bonds. In order to show a connection between low-quality attachments, loneliness, closeness, and the inclination to sexually offend, this paper makes an effort to combine all of these processes.