Youth Who Commit Sexual Offenses: Tensions Between Public Perception, Legislative Barriers, and Research Findings

@inproceedings{Turner2017YouthWC,
  title={Youth Who Commit Sexual Offenses: Tensions Between Public Perception, Legislative Barriers, and Research Findings},
  author={J. Turner},
  year={2017}
}
The juvenile justice system was founded on the beliefs that youth were inherently different from adults, both in the crimes they committed and how they were treated within society, and thus deserved to be punished differently. The court’s job was to act as a sort of parent and always in the best interest of the child. Within this empathetic system, there has always been a fundamental misunderstanding of youth who commit sexual offenses and today those misunderstandings are incredibly… 

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