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NCJ Number: 92209 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Sexual Offenses in the Histories of Adult Rapists and Child Molesters
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:27  Issue:2  Dated:(1983)  Pages:150-155
Author(s): R E Longo; A N Groth
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 6
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A sample of 231 sexual offenders was studied with respect to the progression of their offenses from noncontact sexual crimes (such as voyeurism) as juveniles to the more serious sex assaults of rape and child molestation as adults.
Abstract: Study results reveal that a significant number of offenders manifest a history of sexually inappropriate behaviors beginning in early adolescence. It appears from the study that many offenders begin to act out sexually at an early age and if left untreated, may escalate to more serious sexual assaults. Study data and six references are included. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Offender profiles; Rapists; Sex offenses
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