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Journal: American Journal of Psychiatry  Volume:150  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1993)  Pages:262-265
Author(s): M Rubinstein; C A Yeager; C Goodstein; D O Lewis
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 851JCX0046; 86CX0002
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the adult outcome of a group of male juveniles in Connecticut who committed sexual assault; the sample of 19 sexually assaultive male juveniles was compared with a sample of 58 boys who committed violent but nonsexual acts.
Abstract: All study participants were studied over an 8-year period using criminal records and clinical interviews. Followup information on adult criminality was obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Connecticut State Police, and the Connecticut Department of Corrections. Data were recorded on the number, nature, and timing of arrests and on the duration and timing of incarcerations. In adolescence, the two groups of boys were similarly violent, but those who committed sexual assault were significantly more likely to commit both adult sexual offenses and more violent nonsexual offenses. Childhood sexual abuse, especially by females, was associated with adult sexual offenses. The study findings show that sexually assaultive juvenile delinquents are at particularly high risk for subsequent violence and that special efforts must be made to treat them in adolescence. The prevention of violent sexual behavior must include improved methods of detecting sexual abuse, especially that perpetrated by older females. 9 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Connecticut; Criminality prediction; Longitudinal studies; Male juvenile delinquents; Sexual assault; Violent juvenile offenders
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