Understanding the Complexities and Needs of Adolescent Sex Offenders

  1. Anthony R. Beech,
  2. Leam A. Craig and
  3. Kevin D. Browne
  1. Phil Rich

Published Online: 28 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470714362.ch23

Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: A Handbook

Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: A Handbook

How to Cite

Rich, P. (2009) Understanding the Complexities and Needs of Adolescent Sex Offenders, in Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: A Handbook (eds A. R. Beech, L. A. Craig and K. D. Browne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470714362.ch23

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019009

Online ISBN: 9780470714362

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Keywords:

  • adolescent sex offenders;
  • adult sexual offenders;
  • personality disorder;
  • developmental capacity;
  • juvenile crimes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Distinguishing between Adolescent and Adult Sexual Offenders

  • The Development of Adult Behaviour: Psychopathy and Personality Disorder

  • Thinking Critically about Adolescent Sexual Behaviour

  • The Life Course of Adolescent Sexual Offending

  • Differences between Adolescent and Adult Offenders

  • The Adolescent Brain

  • The Adolescent Capacity

  • On Empathy and Morality

  • On Empathy and Treatment

  • Building Treatment Programmes

  • Holistic and Comprehensive Treatment

  • Integrated Models

  • The Integrated Clinician

  • The Treatment Environment

  • Conclusions: Understanding the Client