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NCJ Number: 170126 Find in a Library
Title: Professional Reports on Abusive Adolescents (From Working With Sexually Abusive Adolescents, P 196-205, 1997, Masud S. Hoghughi, Surya R Bhate, et al., eds. - See NCJ 170115)
Author(s): S Bhate; M Hoghughi
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications Ltd
London, EC2A 4PU, England
Sale Source: Sage Publications Ltd
6 Bonhill Street
London, EC2A 4PU,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Professionals who must provide reports to courts or serve as expert witnesses regarding sexually abusive adolescents in Great Britain should recognize the purpose of the report and cover several specific topics.
Abstract: The prosecution, the defense, or the court may request a report at different stages of the process. The content and focus may vary according to the source of the request. The report should contain subject headings. Topics should include basic information about the defendant, the report writer, the offenses, and the information sources; the family background and personal history; educational and occupational history; personality and habits; the results of the examination; an opinion about the behavior and future risks; and options available to the court. The professional should interview the adolescent several times, interview caregivers and family members, and keep detailed records of the interviews. In court they should dress relatively formally, adopt a serious professional attitude, restrict testimony to areas of expertise, and listen carefully to questions in cross-examination.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): Court social services; Expert witnesses; Foreign courts; Forensic psychology; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Juvenile Delinquent needs assessment methods; Report writing; Sentencing recommendations; Sex offender treatment; Technical experts
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