Go to top of page

The historical development of treatment for adolescent sex offenders

ISSN: 
0817-8542

Abstract

Adolescents who commit sex offences are not always prosecuted, nor necessarily treated. Research has demonstrated that many patterns of sexual offending often begin in adolescence, and, in some cases, show a progression to more serious sexual assaults as adults. This paper examines approaches to treatment and shows how different approaches can prevent further offending by identified offenders.

Cite article

Grant A. 2000. The historical development of treatment for adolescent sex offenders. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 145. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi145