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ERIC Number: EJ837386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Factors Affecting Attitudes toward Juvenile Sex Offenders
Sahlstrom, Kimberly J.; Jeglic, Elizabeth L.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v17 n2 p180-196 May 2008
This study investigated attitudes toward juvenile sex offenders and factors influencing those attitudes. Additionally, the influences of perpetrator characteristics such as age, gender, and ethnicity on societal attitudes towards intervention requirements were also investigated. Overall, attitudes toward juvenile sex offenders and their treatment amenability were negative. No differences in attitudes toward juvenile sex offenders were found between those who had been victims of sexual abuse and those that had not. Sex offenses committed by juvenile female sex offenders were viewed to be more serious and require more intervention than those committed by juvenile male sex offenders. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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