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NCJ Number: 149534 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Sex Offender
Editor(s): H E Barbaree; W L Marshall; S M Hudson
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 329
Sponsoring Agency: Guilford Publications, Inc.
New York, NY 10012
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89862-120-8
Sale Source: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Marketing Manager
72 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written by leading researchers, these 16 papers provide a detailed analysis of juvenile sex offenders and what is known about the development of sexually assaultive behavior.
Abstract: The text is directed mainly to mental health professionals and professionals in forensic, developmental, or child and family studies. The papers define terms and concepts and outline the empirical, professional, and legal issues relevant to the treatment of juvenile sex offenders. They also describe crucial historical, personality, and behavioral characteristics that may differentiate various important subgroups of these offenders. Further chapters discuss the development of the juvenile sex offender, how this development differs from that of normal adolescents, why deviant behaviors often continue into adulthood, sexual arousal preferences of the adolescent offender, processes involving social bonds, and factors that influence the development of deviant sexuality. Further chapters explore ways in which society might prevent or control the occurrence of sexual assault by juveniles and present a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes criminal justice and mental health systems, cognitive-behavioral interventions, pharmacological approaches, relapse prevention, and supervision. Figures, tables, chapter reference lists, and index (publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): Criminology; Juvenile delinquency factors; Moral development; Serious juvenile offenders; Sex offender profiles; Sex offender treatment
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