Sexual recidivism rates for the juveniles released from a community-based setting ranged from a low of 1 percent based on reconviction after 18 months of follow up to a high of 25 percent after seven years of follow up, while general recidivism rates ranged from a low of 7 percent based on reconviction after 1 year of follow up to a high of 79 percent after seven years of follow up. Recidivism in youth adulthood. Empirical data on the recidivism rates of juveniles who commit sexual offenses come from two broad categories of research: Faniff, A. Parks, G. The recidivism columns of these tables generally note what the recidivism rate was based on e. Causes and Patterns There are a host of theories that have been proposed to explain why some children and teens sexually abuse others.
A normalized residential alternative to the specialized treatment of adolescent sex offenders.
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Evaluation of predictive factors and comparison of three groups based upon victim type. Practitioners and policymakers arguably misinterpreted findings from retrospective studies of adult sexual offenders by assuming that most juveniles who commit sexual offenses will continue to commit sexual offenses as adults if left unchecked. We also know that juvenile sex offenders are found in every socioeconomic class and every racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural group. As noted, little was known about juveniles who commit sexual offenses prior to the mids, as little attention and arguably even less research were focused on this population. Juveniles Chapter 3. The study found a weighted mean sexual recidivism rate of 7 percent and a weighted mean general recidivism rate of 43 percent for study subjects Caldwell,