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NCJ Number: 120109 Find in a Library
Title: Extent and Origins of Sexual Molestation and Abuse Among Incarcerated Adolescent Males
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:33  Issue:2  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:161-171
Author(s): J M Brannon; B Larson; M Doggett
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 11
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: While sexual victimization is one of the most prevalent forms of child abuse reported within this country, investigations into the history of such abuse among groups of juvenile offenders remain limited.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent and origins of sexual victimizations perpetrated upon incarcerated male juvenile offenders. The results suggest significantly large numbers of adolescent males entering the juvenile justice system have been victimized and the incidence of sexual molestation and abuse within this population is often under-reported and misunderstood. These findings are discussed in relation to the need for developing intervention and treatment strategies within residential programs and the self-reinforcing cycle of abuse often found among the families of youthful offenders. 7 tables, 7 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Child abuse as delinquency factor
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Male juvenile delinquents; Psychological victimization effects; Sexually abused adolescents
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