Characteristics of Youth Who Sexually Offend

@article{Righthand2004CharacteristicsOY,
  title={Characteristics of Youth Who Sexually Offend},
  author={S. Righthand and C. Welch},
  journal={Journal of Child Sexual Abuse},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={15 - 32}
}
SUMMARY Sexual abuse by juveniles is widely recognized as a significant problem. As communities have become more aware of juvenile sex offending they have responded with increasingly severe responses. This is despite recidivism data suggesting that a relatively small group of juveniles commit repeat sexual offenses after there has been an official response to their sexual offending. Research has shown that juveniles who commit sexual offenses are a heterogeneous mix, varying according to a wide… Expand
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