ERIC Number: EJ843739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
Recidivism and Resilience in Juvenile Sexual Offenders: An Analysis of the Literature
Efta-Breitbach, Jill; Freeman, Kurt A.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v13 n3-4 p257-279 2004
The majority of research that exists studying juvenile sex offenders (JSOs) is dominated by the predilection that identifying risk factors associated with recidivism will benefit both the JSOs and treatment providers. Further, the majority of existing treatments are guided by research that has identified what makes JSOs more likely to reoffend. Absent from the majority of the literature is an examination of the strengths and positive characteristics demonstrated by JSOs that may prove useful in both reducing recidivism and increasing the likelihood of achieving positive outcomes (i.e., demonstrating resilience). Research examining known risk factors for sexual and nonsexual recidivism is described. Next, literature on resilience is reviewed, followed by a discussion of this literature in the context of treatment for JSOs. Finally, future directions of research are presented.
Descriptors: Recidivism, Sexual Abuse, At Risk Persons, Personality Traits, Literature Reviews, Criminals, Delinquency, Outcomes of Treatment, Family Influence, Family Environment, Peer Influence, Sexuality, Mental Disorders, Cognitive Ability, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy, Self Control, Locus of Control, Religion, Biology, Socioeconomic Status, Parent Influence
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