ERIC Number: EJ793245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Sexual Victimization of Youth
Small, Kevonne; Zweig, Janine M.
Prevention Researcher, v14 n2 p3-5 Apr 2007
An estimated 7.0% to 8.1% of American youth report being sexually victimized at some point in their life time. This article presents a background to youth sexual victimization, focusing on prevalence data, challenging issues when studying this problem, risk factors, and common characteristics of perpetrators. Additionally, a type of sexual violence which is rarely discussed, that of commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth, is introduced.
Descriptors: Violence, Sexual Harassment, At Risk Persons, Victims of Crime, Incidence, Youth, Adolescents, Research Methodology, Child Abuse, Criminals, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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