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Sexual Sadism Among Sex Offenders in Switzerland

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GONÇALVES, Leonel C., Astrid ROSSEGGER, Juliane GERTH, Jay P. SINGH, Jérôme ENDRASS, 2020. Sexual Sadism Among Sex Offenders in Switzerland. In: Sexual Abuse. Sage Publications. 32(1), pp. 79-100. ISSN 1079-0632. eISSN 1573-286X. Available under: doi: 10.1177/1079063218800473

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