Criminal psychopaths are usually very rigid moralists.
The relation between sex repression and aggression is a powerful argument against any form of sexual repression, inclusive the repression of pedosexual relations.
Hans Eysenck studied sexual attitudes of a group of 186 male subjects, and he summarised his findings as follows:
( Bronsgersma 1990, p.182-183)
Bart Delin, studying rapists, found "a rigid religious instruction" and "inadequate sexual education" a common dominator.
( Bronsgersma 1990, p.183)
Hardened offenders are not licentious people oblivious of social norms. Quite the contrary: they are usually rigid moralists with an exaggerated and unrealistic sense of right and wrong, justice and injustice.
When Geiser matched rapists with non-sex-offenders, it appeared that they first saw depictions of heterosexual intercourse at an average age of 18.2 years, while for the control group this happened at 15. Their first experience of sexual intercourse occured substantially later than with the average boy, and thereafter they had intercourse much less frequently.
Most remarkable is a sudy of 800 Canadian school children from grades seven through 12. " It was found that children from more religious homes - both Protestant and Roman Catholic - were more loving and more internationally-minded than children with no religious training up to grades seven, eight and nine." Then, at the approach of puberty, a strange thing happened: school children with religious training "hardened" and became more warlike than the children from non-church-going families. Moreover, the gap between the two groups widened each year thereafter.
Another Canadian study in 1962 dealt with militaristic and authotarian political convictions. These were strong in all Christian denominations, and the more fundamentalist the denomination the more intense these attitudes were. The only exception was the Quaker sect, which is characterised by a rather positive view of sex
Jürgen Bartsch who, at the age of 15, raped, tortured and killed a younger boy and three years later similarly murdered an additional three boys, was brought up to view sex with horror and was generally regarded as a very well-behaved youth.