Developmental issues in the assessment and treatment of adolescent perpetrators of sexual abuse.

@article{Harnett1993DevelopmentalII,
  title={Developmental issues in the assessment and treatment of adolescent perpetrators of sexual abuse.},
  author={Paul H. Harnett and Peter Misch},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={1993},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={397-405}
}
Sexual abuse perpetrated by adolescents is not recognized as a major problem. While there may be similarities between adults and adolescents who perpetrate sexual abuse, adolescent sexual abusers face developmental issues which are different from those of adults. It is argued that the specific needs of the adolescent sexual abuser cannot be fully understood… CONTINUE READING