Juvenile Sex Offender

  • Stefan C. Dombrowski
  • Karen L. Gischlar
  • Martin Mrazik


Sexual abuse of children is a pernicious crime and significant social malady. Sexual victimization of a child by another child can have just as devastating impact on development as if perpetrated by an adult. Because of this adverse impact, appropriate and thorough assessment along with subsequent treatment and close monitoring of treatment progress is vitally important. This chapter furnishes an overview of the childhood sexual offender and reviews important etiological, assessment, and treatment issues for youth sex offenders. Recommendations for future clinical and research endeavors are also presented.


Sexual Abuse Sexual Victimization Sexual Offense Cognitive Restructuring Juvenile Offender 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan C. Dombrowski
    • 1
  • Karen L. Gischlar
    • 2
  • Martin Mrazik
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate Program in School PsychologyRider UniversityLawrencevilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Graduate Education, Leadership and CounselingRider UniversityLawrencevilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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