The report will include characteristics of the type of crime, crime factors, an application of the biosocial theory, and the strengths and limits presented by the theory. Characteristics of the type of crime According to Finkelhor et al (2009), the NIBRS has attempted to define a sex offense; however, states that it is difficult to concretely define a sex offense, as jurisdiction and registrations laws will vary from states as well as interpretation by officers (p. 1). For the purpose of this report, “a sex offender refers to a person who has committed either a forcible or nonforcible sex offense” (Finkelhor et al, 2009, p. 4). Finkelhor et al (as cited by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of In... ... middle of paper ... ...t on youth who commit sex offenses. Retrieved from http://www.acacamps.org/sites/default/files/images/knowledge/Fact%20Sheet-- Youth%20Offenders.pdf Netland, J.
Through the use of a meta-analysis, Seto and Lalumiere (2010) concluded that sexual offending is tied to prior sexual abuse. Burton, Miller, and Shill (2002) discovered significant differences between sexual offending and nonsexual offending adolescents in the areas of sexual abuse. Lastly, Burton (2003) determined that sex offender’s methods of abuse mimicked that which was done to them. The introduction, method, results, and discussion of each study is addressed and the link between prior sexual abuse and future sex offending behaviors become apparent. Many resources go into the prevention and management of sex offenders.
Sexual Violence: Longitudinal, Multigenerational Evidence from the National Youth Survey. Final Report May 22, 2008, Document Number: 223284, Supported by U.S. Department of Justice Lussier, P., Leclerc, B., Cale, J., & Proulx, J. (2008). Developmental pathways of deviance in sexual aggressors. Criminal Justice And Behavior, 34(11), 1441-1462.
But there are alternatives for these juveniles that are being placed in our court system. Because at this stage in their development they are more receptive to treatment options and there are treatments available with valid research to substantiate them. Our judicial system just needs to recognize these options in order to try to lessen the amount of trauma inflicted on these already potentially traumatized individuals. Definition Juvenile sex offenders are individuals that range in ages between six and seventeen years. There is a differentiation between what is considered a juvenile sex offender and a juvenile rapist.
Adolescents and children are capable of committing serious sex offenses in spite of their immaturity. Sexually abusive behavior includes but is not limited to non-conta... ... middle of paper ... ... include parents, law enforcement, courts, the school system, counselors, and social workers. All agencies need to work together for the betterment of the juvenile sex offenders and all children involved. Victims of sexual abuse should also inform the school system to receive the best possible help and support to work through their experiences and also to help keep the victim from become a sex offender themselves. Works Cited Casillas, Ofelia.
This abuse affects their self-esteem and self-efficacy, which then led to their eventual addiction to and dependency on substances. Although I know a lot of textbook ideas on sexual abuse and what is expected of those who have been sexually abused, I still wanted to write about such a topic to learn more and to solidify the assumptions I have already learned and grown accustomed to holding as truth. Research Findings Definition of Child Sexual Abuse When defining child or adolescent sexual abuse, the definition can be as broad as unwelcomed sexual contact with a minor or as specific as narrowing down which acts are considered abuse. San Bernardino and Riverside Counties define child sexual abuse as follows. Sexual abuse includes penetration or external touching of a child's intimate parts, oral sex with a child, indecent exposure or any other sexual act performed in a child's presence for sexual gratification, sexual use of a child for prostitution, and the manufacturing of child pornography.
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Younger Children When younger children are sexually abused, they tend to e... ... middle of paper ... ...ma, so parents, guardians, and professions must proceed with caution. In addition to nonsexual symptoms and sexual symptoms, Child Welfare Information Gateway (2014) claim that children should be trusted when accusing someone of sexual abuse, because they are typically telling the truth. Works Cited Collin-Vézina, D., Daigneault, I., & Hébert, M. (2013). Lessons learned from child sexual abuse research: Prevalence, outcomes, and preventive strategies. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 7, 1-9. doi:10.1186/1753-2000-7-22 Child Welfare Information Gateway.
These ideologies help convey various differences in public opinions towards domestic violence, and how much blame should be placed on the victims themselves. Through proper research in this area, many criminal justice agencies and lawmakers can develop and implement various policies and laws, which will aim not only to protect the victims, but also to lower re-victimization levels, as well as providing adequate education, punishment, and counselling for those who are the perpetrators of this nasty crime. Description/Explanation of the Topic/Issue The question many ask of victims of domestic violence is why they stay in abusive relationships (Nitu, 2012). Leaving an abusive relationship is, most of the times, easier said than done. As Nitu (2012) notes, many women who are in abusive relationships have a true fear of further violence if they leave, attempt to leave, or seek help in dealing with an abusive relationship.