Sexual offense adjudication and sexual recidivism among juvenile offenders.

@article{Caldwell2007SexualOA,
  title={Sexual offense adjudication and sexual recidivism among juvenile offenders.},
  author={Michael F. Caldwell},
  journal={Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          107-13
        }
}
This study compares the recidivism patterns of a cohort of 249 juvenile sexual offenders and 1,780 non-sexual offending delinquents who were released from secured custody over a two and one half year period. The prevalence of sex offenders with new sexual offense charges during the 5 year follow-up period was 6.8%, compared to 5.7% for the non-sexual offenders, a non-significant difference. Juvenile sex offenders were nearly ten times more likely to have been charged with a nonsexual offense… CONTINUE READING
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