Treatment of juveniles who sexually offend

An overview

Jill Efta-Breitbach, Kurt Freeman

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIdentifying and Treating Youth Who Sexually Offend: Current Approaches, Techniques, and Research
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages125-138
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780203051214
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Juvenile
  • Offender
  • Recidivism
  • Sexual
  • Treatment
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Efta-Breitbach, J., & Freeman, K. (2013). Treatment of juveniles who sexually offend: An overview. In Identifying and Treating Youth Who Sexually Offend: Current Approaches, Techniques, and Research (pp. 125-138). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1300/J070v13n03_07

Treatment of juveniles who sexually offend : An overview. / Efta-Breitbach, Jill; Freeman, Kurt.

Identifying and Treating Youth Who Sexually Offend: Current Approaches, Techniques, and Research. Taylor and Francis, 2013. p. 125-138.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Efta-Breitbach, J & Freeman, K 2013, Treatment of juveniles who sexually offend: An overview. in Identifying and Treating Youth Who Sexually Offend: Current Approaches, Techniques, and Research. Taylor and Francis, pp. 125-138. https://doi.org/10.1300/J070v13n03_07
Efta-Breitbach J, Freeman K. Treatment of juveniles who sexually offend: An overview. In Identifying and Treating Youth Who Sexually Offend: Current Approaches, Techniques, and Research. Taylor and Francis. 2013. p. 125-138 https://doi.org/10.1300/J070v13n03_07
Efta-Breitbach, Jill ; Freeman, Kurt. / Treatment of juveniles who sexually offend : An overview. Identifying and Treating Youth Who Sexually Offend: Current Approaches, Techniques, and Research. Taylor and Francis, 2013. pp. 125-138
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