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.
ARTICLES and WEBSITES
· 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.