The Juvenile Sex Offender

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Howard E. Barbaree, William L. Marshall
Guilford Press, Jun 19, 2008 - Psychology - 396 pages
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From leading scientists and practitioners, this authoritative work examines what is known about the nature and development of juvenile sexual offending, the consequences for both victims and perpetrators, and approaches to assessment, intervention, and relapse prevention. Pathways of normal sexual development are described, and the biological, social, and psychological processes that lead to sexual conduct problems are investigated. The book explores how juvenile offenders are dealt with in the mental health and criminal justice systems, reviews available psychological and pharmacological treatment approaches, and provides research-based recommendations for improving existing practices.


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A limited by important work. A very good place to begin to understand the phenomenon.


Terms Concepts and Definitions
Normal Sexual Development
The Effects of Child Sexual Abuse and Family Environment
Biological Factors in the Development of Sexual Deviance and Aggression in Males
Social and Psychological Factors in the Development of Delinquency and Sexual Deviance
Adolescent Sexual Aggression within Heterosexual Relationships
The Female Juvenile Sex Offender
Conduct Problems and Juvenile Sexual Offending
Correlates and Assessment
Conceptual Issues in Treatment Evaluation Research with Juvenile Sexual Offenders
Legal Consequences of Juvenile Sex Offending in the United States
Research on Adolescent Sexual Abuser Treatment Programs
A GoodLives Model
Disposition and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders from the Perspective of Restorative Justice
Pharmacological Treatment of the Juvenile Sex Offender

Assessment and Treatment of Criminogenic Needs

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Howard E. Barbaree, PhD, is Professor and Head, Law and Mental Health Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and Clinical Director, Law and Mental Health Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has devoted much of his career to research, teaching, and clinical practice related to sexual aggression and sexual deviance. Dr. Barbaree has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and is coeditor of the Handbook of Sexual Assault: Issues, Theories, and Treatment of the Offender (1990). He has served as a member of the National Institute of Mental Health Violence and Traumatic Stress Grant Review Committee and received the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers in 2000. In 2004 Dr. Barbaree began a 4-year term as editor of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.

William L. Marshall, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at Queen's University and Director of Rockwood Psychological Services, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, which provides sex offender treatment in two Canadian federal penitentiaries. Dr. Marshall has 35 years of experience in assessment, treatment, and research with sexual offenders and has over 300 publications, including 16 books. He was President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers from 2000 to 2001 and received its Significant Achievement Award in 1993. In 1999 Dr. Marshall received the Santiago Grisolia Prize from the Queen Sophia Centre in Spain for his worldwide contributions to the reduction of violence, and in 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2003 Dr. Marshall was one of six invited experts who were asked to advise the Vatican on how best to deal with sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

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