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NCJ Number: 184229 Find in a Library
Title: Assessment of Adolescent Sex Offenders (From Sexual Aggression, P 235-273, 1999, Jon A. Shaw, M.D., ed. -- See NCJ-184220)
Author(s): Robin Jones M.A.; Anita M. Schlank Ph.D.; Louis LeGum Ph.D.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Sale Source: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter describes the process of assessing and evaluating the adolescent sex offender.
Abstract: Assessment of the adolescent sex offender requires multiple informants, a sexual developmental history and examination of patterns of child maltreatment, school adjustment, nonsexual delinquent behavior and family and peer influences. The chapter discusses recommended diagnostic and evaluative psychological measures as well as providing a general description of how to approach the adolescent sex offender. A clinical assessment of the youthful sex offender, including psychological testing, can contribute to decision making in at least two key areas. Clinical assessment can inform decisions about the optimal treatment setting and level of restrictiveness necessary to meet the offender’s needs while protecting the safety of the community, based on a comprehensive assessment of risk and dangerousness. It can contribute to treatment planning by allowing the clinician to identify the offender’s strengths and deficits and therapeutic needs. Table, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Dangerousness; Home environment; Juvenile psychological evaluation; Juvenile Sex Offenders; Peer influences on behavior; Psychological evaluation; Sex offender treatment; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment offender matching
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