Sex Offenders (1965 book)

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Sex Offenders: An Analysis of Types
Sex Offenders, An Analysis of Types.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorsPaul Gebhard, John Gagnon, Wardell Pomeroy, and Cornelia Christenson
CountryUnited States
SubjectSex offenders
PublisherHarper and Row
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)

Sex Offenders: An Analysis of Types is a 1965 book about sex offenders by the anthropologist Paul Gebhard, the sociologist John Gagnon, the sexologist Wardell Pomeroy, and Cornelia Christenson. It was a publication of the Institute for Sex Research.[1][2]


Pomeroy writes that Sex Offenders was an "enormous and definitive volume" and that it met with good reviews.[1] The child psychiatrist Robert Coles reviewed Sex Offenders in The New Republic.[3] The book received a notice in the Harvard Law Review.[4]


  1. ^ a b Pomeroy 1982, p. 453.
  2. ^ Weinberg & Bell 1972, pp. 353–354.
  3. ^ Coles 1965, pp. 25–27.
  4. ^ Harvard Law Review 1966, p. 1120.


  • Pomeroy, Wardell B. (1982). Dr. Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-02801-6.
  • Weinberg, Martin S.; Bell, Alan P. (1972). Homosexuality: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Harper and Row.
  • Coles, Robert (1965). "Anatomy of Perversion". The New Republic. 153 (16).  – via EBSCO's Academic Search Complete (subscription required)
  • "Recent publications". Harvard Law Review. 79 (5). 1966.  – via EBSCO's Academic Search Complete (subscription required)