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ERIC Number: EJ833823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1355-2600
Youths Who Sexually Harm: A Multivariate Model of Characteristics
Almond, Louise; Canter, David; Salfati, C. Gabrielle
Journal of Sexual Aggression, v12 n2 p97-114 Jul 2006
This study investigates the variations in characteristics that exist among youths who sexually harm (YSH). Three conceptually distinct sets of background characteristics are hypothesized from the literature relating to whether the YSH was abused, delinquent or impaired. Forty-one characteristics were drawn from an extensive and detailed review of the files of 300 cases. The pattern of co-occurrence of the presence or absence of these characteristics was revealed by a non-metric multidimensional scaling procedure, smallest space analysis (SSA). The results provide empirical support for three distinct background themes as 215 (71%) of the youths could be assigned to one dominant background theme (abused, delinquent or impaired). The findings have implications for the ways in which practitioners differentiate between young people who sexually harm. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom