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The Return of the Blob: The Heterogeneity of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Frank C. DiCataldo

in The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720011
eISBN:
9780814785225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720011.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter challenges the notion that the juvenile sex offender is a distinct category of juvenile offenders. The term juvenile sex offender is essentially a legal designation but it purports to ... More


The Juvenile Sex Offender

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the measurement and meaning of sex crimes committed by children and adolescents in the United States. The starting point for this analysis is not arrest statistics or survey ... More


The Emergence of Juvenile Sex-Offender Treatment

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The number of juveniles arrested for sex offenses has remained stable over the past quarter century and there are no indications that the behaviors leading to arrests or the likelihood of repetition ... More


Registration, Community Notification, and Juvenile Sex Offenders: Resolving Policy Conflicts

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the operations and rationale for registration and community notification laws as they relate to juvenile sex offenders. The first section distinguishes between registration and ... More


Test Authors in Search of a Clinical Population: Risk Assessment Instruments for Juvenile Sex Offenders

Frank C. DiCataldo

in The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720011
eISBN:
9780814785225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720011.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the risk-assessment instruments for juvenile sex offenders. Initial studies do not support these instruments due to the consistently low base rate of reoffense of juvenile sex ... More


The Adolescent as Sexual Deviant: The Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Frank C. DiCataldo

in The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720011
eISBN:
9780814785225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720011.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter argues that juvenile-sex-offender treatment is a dogmatic exercise, practiced by well-intentioned clinicians who apply routinary methods without giving attention to the individual needs ... More


The Wages of Ignorance

Franklin E. Zimring

in Children, Sexuality, and the Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723852
eISBN:
9780814724217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723852.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter begins by providing basic information on the nature and extent of juvenile sex offending in the United States. It then discusses existing tensions in the development of appropriate ... More


Collateral Consequences: The Invisible Punishment of the Juvenile Sex Offender

Frank C. DiCataldo

in The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720011
eISBN:
9780814785225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720011.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines wide-scale registration and community notification of sex offenders. These laws transfer the responsibility for surveillance from the state to the public, making the community ... More


Epilogue

Frank C. DiCataldo

in The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720011
eISBN:
9780814785225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720011.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This concluding chapter recapitulates the aim of the book, stating that the problem is not the juvenile sex offenders themselves but the society's conceptualization of them. In particular, the issue ... More


The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Frank C. DiCataldo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720011
eISBN:
9780814785225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720011.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Over the past two decades, concern about adolescent sex offenders has grown at an astonishing pace, garnering heated coverage in the media and providing fodder for television shows like Law and ... More


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