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NCJ Number: 181862 Find in a Library
Title: Historical Development of Treatment for Adolescent Sex Offenders
Author(s): Anna Grant
Date Published: February 2000
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 0642 24146 5
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper examines approaches to treatment of adolescent sex offenders and shows how different approaches can prevent further offending by identified offenders.
Abstract: The majority of current research is no longer theoretical in a direct sense. Rather, researchers and theoreticians in the area of adolescent sex offenders are beginning to take a more empirical approach. The result is an emphasis on a wide range of variables including development, interpersonal, personality, epidemiological, sociological, cognitive, and situational. The primary expansion in current research and clinical practice is the development of sexual offending behavioral models that are data-driven through program evaluation rather than the traditional theory-driven models. Adolescent sex offenders must be held responsible for their behavior, but they must be helped to change that behavior if community protection and prevention of further victimization is the goal. Community-based treatment programs are the logical approach to providing post-release support and supervision. However, such offender treatment programs do not alleviate the need to address broader societal issues such as the status of women and the role of violence often portrayed as a problem-solving, conflict-resolution method. Figure, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adjustment to release; Australia; Foreign offenders; Juvenile Sex Offenders; Recidivism; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenders; Theory; Treatment effectiveness
Note: Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, No. 145
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