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NCJ Number: 148628 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences, and Correction
Author(s): G D Ryan; Lane S L
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 445
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Publication Number: ISBN 0-669-19464-6
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for clinicians already working in the field and for graduate study in a university setting, this book discusses the causes, consequences, and correction of juvenile sexual offending.
Abstract: After defining the problem of juvenile sexual offending and exploring its scope, the authors provide a historical perspective and the rationale for intervention with this population. Theories of etiology and the recent development of specialized programs are addressed, followed by a developmental perspective that examines sexuality, deviancy, and the role of sexuality in sexual offending. The authors consider the consequences of sexual offending by analyzing the impact of these behaviors on both the victims and offenders, as well as the families of each. Next, the book presents an introduction to the justice system's legal and therapeutic responses, along with the foundation for specialized treatment approaches. The theory and concepts that support practice in all settings are presented, rather than specific program designs. Throughout the book, the sexual abuse of children is the primary focus, and rape and other deviant sexual behaviors are considered separately only where theory or practice differs significantly. Chapter references and a subject index
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child molesters; Child Sexual Abuse; Crime causes theory; Crime specific countermeasures; Criminology; Juvenile Sex Offenders; Sex offender treatment; Victims of Crime
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