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ERIC Number: EJ843732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Treatment of Juveniles Who Sexually Offend: An Overview
Efta-Breitbach, Jill; Freeman, Kurt A.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v13 n3-4 p125-138 2004
Juvenile sexual offending is increasingly being recognized as a serious crime among youth. The prevalence of sexual offending and sexual reoffending suggests that many juvenile sex offenders (JSOs) may repeat their offending behaviors if not treated. However, clinical trials evaluating specific interventions are virtually nonexistent. Instead, the literature on the treatment of JSOs is marked by discussions of strategies that are hypothesized to be beneficial, as well as descriptions of treatment programs that exist across the country. Further, while existing literature suggests that treatment for JSOs may deter future sexual offending behaviors, it is unclear which, if any, aspects of these treatments promote the development of positive behaviors. A discussion of existing treatment approaches, effectiveness, and treatment considerations follows.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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