Identify Offenders Now. One hypothesis to explain the higher prevalence of sexual abuse among JSOs compared to non-JSOs is the sexually abused sexual abuser hypothesis for detailed information see: [ 56 ]. Olivier F. Methods Participants The sample included 44 male juveniles who sexually offended i.
J Abnorm Child Psychol. Possession of child pornography - MASS. Second, we multiplied the proportion of experienced sexual abuse with the number of adolescent sex offenders per study i. More insight into this relationship could be of great importance for the assessment and treatment of JSOs.
Duits N. Our results suggest that the relationship between childhood abuse and both internalizing and externalizing mental health problems is of more salience for understanding sexual offending than non-sexual offending, and should, therefore, be an important focus in the assessment and treatment of JSOs.
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These set of sex offenders pose a moderate degree of threat to citizens of the state. Am J Psychiatry. Massachusetts youth screening instrument for mental health needs of juvenile justice youths. Procedure Assessment was part of a standardized self-report mental health screening procedure in the juvenile detention centers used for clinical purposes.
Furthermore, as youths were told that their answers would be used for clinical purposes and for evaluation of their interventions, the lack of confidentiality could have affected our results.