Juvenile Sex Offenders
Find resources and research on children and youth who sexually abuse other children.
Assessing the Risk of Juvenile Sex Offenders Using the Intensive Parole Sex Offender Domain (PDF - 149 KB)
Identifies factors that indicate an increased risk for sexual reoffending and examines adapting the Intensive Parole Supervision Assessment to create a risk assessment for sexual re-offenders.
Community-Based Standards for Addressing Youth Who Have Caused Sexual Harm (PDF - 504 KB)
Schladale, Barnett, Fredricks, Brown, Langan, Nunez et. al (2007)
Provides empirically based benchmarks for community programs working with youth who have caused sexual harm and their families.
Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children? Preventing Sexual Abuse Among Children and Youth (PDF - 1362 KB)
Stop It Now! (2007)
Helps caregivers understand the warning signs for sexual abuse among children and youth, identifies healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviors, and outlines prevention strategies.
Examining Childhood Abuse Patterns and Sensitive Periods in Juvenile Sexual Offenders
Grabell & Knight
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 21(2), 2009
Evaluates the impact of age at the time of sexual abuse on later sexual behaviors. Research indicates the 3-7 age range is the only epoch that shows a correlation between the two issues.
Juvenile Sex Offenders Compared to Non-Sex Offenders: A Review of the Literature 1995-2005
Wijk, Vermeriren, Loeber, Hart-Kerkoffs, Doreleijers, & Bullens
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 7(4), 2006
Provides a meta-analysis of data from 1995-2005 to determine similarities and differences in characteristics of juvenile sex offenders and non-sex offenders.
Juvenile Sexual Offender Treatment: A Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Research: Final Report (PDF - 390 KB)
Winokur, Rozen, Batchelder, & Valentine (2006)
Reviews studies from 1995 to 2005 of juvenile sexual offender treatment in order to provide practitioners and policymakers with evidence-based research to more effectively implement treatment programs for these youth.
The Juvenile Sex Offender
Barbaree & Marshall (2nd ed.) (2006)
Includes multiple chapters examining juvenile sex offenders and their behaviors. Topics include incidence and prevalence of sexual crimes, biological factors, the risk of sexual recidivism for these adolescents, and more.
Special Issue on Adolescent Illegal Sexual Behavior (AISB) (PDF - 2260 KB)
APSAC Advisor: American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, 20(2), 2008
Includes articles that address the issues of juvenile sexual offenses. Warns against generalizing adult sexual offender research onto juveniles and presents information about the current knowledge on the topic of AISB.
When It Is in the Family: How to Handle Sibling Sex Abuse
Looks at what is known about sibling abuse and discusses decisions that need to be made in regard to the offender, victim, and family.