Juvenile female sex offenders: Offender and offence characteristics

  title={Juvenile female sex offenders: Offender and offence characteristics},
  author={M.D.S. Wijkman and C. Bijleveld and J. Hendriks},
  journal={European Journal of Criminology},
  pages={23 - 38}
Almost all research on juvenile sex offending pertains to adolescent males. This study comprises all female juveniles convicted for sexual offences in the Netherlands between 1993 and 2008 (N = 66). From analysis of their court files and their criminal records, these female offenders are described in terms of demographics, family background, (psychiatric) disorders, victim characteristics and co-offending patterns. Heterogeneity in offending patterns and offending motives are studied, by using… Expand

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