Understanding the factors that affect the severity of juvenile stranger sex offenses: the effect of victim characteristics and number of suspects.

@article{Woodhams2007UnderstandingTF,
  title={Understanding the factors that affect the severity of juvenile stranger sex offenses: the effect of victim characteristics and number of suspects.},
  author={Jessica Woodhams and Raphael Gillett and Tim Grant},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          218-37
        }
}
Understanding factors that affect the severity of a juvenile-stranger sexual assault has implications for crime prevention, and potentially, the assessment and treatment of juvenile sex offenders. This study investigated how victim characteristics and the number of suspects affected the use of physical violence and weapons and the occurrence of penetration in 495 allegations of sexual assault committed by juveniles against strangers. Statistically significant interactions between victim age and… CONTINUE READING

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