Topic: Violence and abuse

Knowledge status on men who commit serious sexual abuse

The project consists of a review of Norwegian and Nordic research on men who commit serious sexual abuse. Additional reviews of international studies will be included. Special emphasis will be placed on the prevalence of rape, characteristics of abusers and theories of why some people commit rape.

2012 This project has been completed 2013

Project Manager

  • Skjørten, Kristin

    Skjørten, Kristin

    Retired Research Professor / dr. philos.

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Project Member

Main objective

NKVTS report


Literature review


Kruse, A. E., Strandmoen, J. F., & Skjørten, K. (2013). Menn som har begått voldtekt – en kunnskapsstatus [Men who have committed rape- a review.] Norwegian only.