This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e 

Juvenile Sex Crimes and Behaviors: Offenders and Victims

Juvenile Sex Crimes and Behaviors: Offenders and Victims
Juvenile sex crimes and behaviors: Offenders and victims

This series of readings concerns the sexual offending behavior of youth or those who prey on society's youth. While we present on article on the self-reporting behavior of juvenile sexual offenders, our primary focus is on those individuals that sexually abuse children.

The first reading, “The Creation of and Considerations Surrounding Megan's Law,” deals with the societal and political reactions to adult offenders who prey on children. In this article, Tad Hughes details the history behind the passage of the first sex offender registry law in Massachusetts. This piece of legislation, better known as “Megan's Law,” was passed following the brutal and bizarre murder of Megan Kankas in 1994. After Megan's ...

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