Esta hoja informative está basada en la publicación Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution (La Violencia Sexual y el Espectro de Prevención: Hacia una Solución Comunitaria). La hoja provee un resumen del marco conceptual del Espectro, desarrollado por Larry Cohen del Prevention Institute (Instituto de la Prevención), y cuenta con ejemplos de intervención en los seis niveles del espectro. En Inglés.
Juveniles commit a significant portion of the sex offenses that occur in the United States each year. They account for up to one-fifth of rapes and one-half of all cases of child molestation committed annually. In a 2000 study, data collected by the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that 23 percent of sexual assault offenders were under the age of 18. Boys ages 13 to 17 perpetrate most of the sexual crimes committed by juveniles, but recent studies have shown that girls under age 18 and children under age 13 have also committed sexual offenses. Across the country, police officials partnering with other stakeholders have implemented successful programs to manage offenders and prevent future sexual offending by juveniles. This brief describes trends observed in the field and the strategies employed by two law enforcement agencies to manage juvenile sex offenders in their communities. Juvenile Sex Offenders: Managing and Preventing Future Offenses
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