A sex offender is a person who commits sexual offenses against minors. In general, juvenile victims are victims who are younger than 18 years of age. And, in general, juvenile sex offenders are minors between six 6 and 17 years of age who commit sexual offenses against other children. The following behaviors are considered to be sexual offenses: a sharing pornography; b fondling a child over the clothes; c grabbing peers in a sexual way at school, d date rape; e gang rape; f performing sexual acts of any kind on a child; g causing or coercing a child to perform sexual acts of any kind; h voyeurism; i exhibitionism; j obscene phone calls. A family may be devastated to learn that their child has been accused of or charged with commiting a sex crime.
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the dynamics of adolescent sexual offending, including a discussion of the issues related to the treatment of this clinically challenging population. A number of recommendations are suggested for improving our collective response to concerns regarding adolescent sexual offending. Societal Inattention To Adolescent Sexual Offenders Significant growth has taken place during the past 15 years in the development of resources for victims and survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse. However, the same attention has not been given to sexual offenders. This is particularly true in the case of adolescent and pre-adolescent offenders. It would appear the primary strategy in dealing with victims has been to wait until an individual has been victimized rather than trying to prevent the occurrence.
At a glance, the year-old has a stellar resume. He also volunteered at the Jewish Relief Agency collecting, packaging and distributing goods to disadvantaged families. The Union County resident now works as a financial analyst-at-large for an international telecommunications company in the tri-state area. But each year he must check in with law enforcement. He must notify them if he moves or gets a new job.
Some were put on the registry when they were as young as eight years old. Young people deserve second chances and the opportunity to be rehabilitated; registration forestalls that. Young people who commit sexual offenses should be held accountable for their actions, but registries punish young people for years and even decades after they have been through the justice system.