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Juvenile Sex Offender Bibliography: A work in progress


Some of the most difficult cases for lawyers, and social workers and judges, to resolve involve juvenile sex offenders, i.e. sex offenders who are under the age of 18 and very often under the age of 16. Work with juvenile offenders (and juvenile witnesses) is difficult under any circumstances, but sex offense criminal charges add another dimension to the complex equation.

I’ve been working on a juvenile sex-offender bibliography and thought I’d post here what I’ve found so far. I’m sure there are many other resources. These are, of course, in addition to case law and legal treatise resources.


· Bibliographies, Young offenders, Updated February 2010: This bibliography of recent research has been compiled from the library collection of the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

· California Coalition of Sexual Offending, bibliography

· Center for Sex Offender Management

· Center on Child Abuse and Neglect , University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

· Comprehensive Bibliograhy of Scholarly Research and Literature Relating to Juvenile Sex Offenders (OJJDP)

· HIPAA & Juveniles: Child Abuse and Treatment (SUNY Upstate Medical University)

· Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2009

· Juveniles Who Have Sexually Offended: A Review of the Professional Literature, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, January 2001

· National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY)

· OJJDP source-list, including “Crimes Against Children” series (or use their Publications Search engine)

· Various Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) resources, including NCJRS searches, e.g. sex offenses or pre-2000 juvenile sex offender research (see also Practice Notes)

· “Youthful Sex Offenders” bibliography, 1970-1992 (from JSTOR)


· Criminal Justice Resources: Sex Offender Laws, by Ken Strutin, September 28, 2007 (LLRX periodically updates their research guides.)

· Periodicals: Sex Offender Law Report

· Resources And Bibliography On Female Sexual Deviance And Sexually Abusive/Criminal Behavior, Compiled by Alan Listiak, Ph.D., Revised, May 2004


· Database keywords: legal, medical records, child abuse, evaluation & treatment, court of law, HIPAA regulations, child abuse, etc.
· Search engine keywords: young sex offenders bibliography law library (and variations, e.g. youthful sex offenders, juvenile sex offenders, minors sex offenses, etc.)


· “An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending (Adolescent Development and Legal Policy),” Franklin E. Zimring (Author), University Of Chicago Press (June 30, 2004)

· “Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders,” Wiley (December 9, 2005)

· “Children and Young People Who Sexually Abuse Others: Challenges and Responses,” Marcus Erooga (Editor), Helen Masson (Editor) Routledge (November 1999)

· “Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of an Adolescent Sexual Offender With an Intellectual Disability: A Novel Application of Exposure and Response Prevention,” by Chad Shenk and Arthur Brown, III (Sage, 2007)

· “Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families,” Routledge (May 24, 2006)

· “Female Sexual Abuse of Children,” Michele Elliott (Editor), Guilford Press (May 2, 1994)

· “Juvenile Sex Offender,” 2nd ed., Howard E. Barbaree Phd (Editor), William L. Marshall (Editor), The Guilford Press (June 19, 2008)

· “Juvenile Sex Offenders: What the Public Needs to Know,” Camille Gibson and Camille Gibson (Author); Praeger (July 30, 2008)

· “Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary Approach,” Third Edition (Practical Aspects of Criminal & Forensic Investigations), Robert R. Hazelwood

· “Sentencing Sex Offenders (Point/Counterpoint),” David L. Hudsonor); Chelsea House Publications; 1 edition (December 30, 2008)

· “Sex Offender Laws: Failed Policies, New Directions,” Dr. Richard Wright (Editor), Springer Publishing Company (March 16, 2009)

· “Social Workers’ Desk Reference,” Albert R. Roberts; Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition (November 21, 2008)

· “Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders,” Phil Rich EdD MSW (Author), Robert E. Longo; Wiley (May 21, 2003)


Harris, Leslie J. “The Rights of Children and Adolescents,” OSB 2006 (book)

Oregon State Bar (OSB), including Problem Solvers referral service

Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) (“Youth Faces the Law: A Juvenile Rights Handbook“)

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