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NCJ Number: 151986 Find in a Library
Title: Young Victims, Young Offenders: Current Issues in Policy and Treatment
Editor(s): N J Pallone
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 250
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56024-703-7
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This compilation of papers reviews data on offending and victimization rates among children and adolescents; the focus is on child abuse reporting, prevention, and treatment.
Abstract: One paper examines State responses to child maltreatment, particularly child abuse reporting laws and special courtroom procedures. Limits of State approaches to child maltreatment are discussed, as well as the potential for an increased Federal role in establishing child abuse prevention policies. Subsequent papers address legislation requiring professionals to report suspected child abuse, the role of mental health professionals in protecting children, and the use of anatomically detailed dolls to validate child sexual abuse allegations. Another paper investigates stereotypes of child sexual abusers in terms of gender, gender role identity, emotional needs, and sexual needs. Subsequent papers discuss treatment for sexual abuse survivors, clinical techniques in the treatment of juvenile sex offenders, recidivism among adolescent perpetrators of sexual assault against children, outpatient treatment of child molesters, psychosocial antecedents of chronic delinquency, juvenile diversion, cognitive development of young offenders, and a change model based on resocialization. References, notes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse prevention; Child abuse reporting; Child molesters; Child Sexual Abuse; Child victims; Courts; Juvenile Sex Offenders; Juvenile treatment methods; Sex offender treatment; Sexual assault victims
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