minors who commit sex crimes -informa...

minors who commit sex crimes -informative statistics

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#1 Jun 26, 2010
Approximately 15% to 25% of women and 5% to 15% of men were sexually abused when they were children. Most sexual abuse offenders are acquainted with their victims; approximately 30% are relatives of the child, most often brothers, fathers, uncles or cousins; around 60% are other acquaintances such as 'friends' of the family, babysitters, or neighbors; strangers are the offenders in approximately 10% of child sexual abuse cases.

Significant underreporting of sexual abuse of boys by both women and men is believed to occur due to sex stereotyping, social denial, the minimization of male victimization, and the relative lack of research on sexual abuse of boys. Sexual victimization of boys by their mothers or other female relatives is especially rarely researched or reported. Sexual abuse of girls by their mothers, and other related and/or unrelated adult females is beginning to be researched and reported despite the highly taboo nature of female-female child sex abuse. In studies where students are asked about sex offenses, they report higher levels of female sex offenders than found in adult reports. This underreporting has been attributed to cultural denial of female-perpetrated child sex abuse, because "males have been socialized to believe they should be flattered or appreciative of sexual interest from a female" and because female sexual abuse of males is often seen as 'desirable' and/or beneficial by judges, mass media pundits and other authorities.

Unlike research on adult offenders, a strong causal relationship has been established between child and adolescent offenders and these offenders' own prior victimization, by either adults or other children.

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#2 Jun 26, 2010
Here is an informative article published by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This is a good read, especially for those who are trying to grapple with the Champagne case and anyone who works with Juvenile deliquents

http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/227763.p...
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Rome, NY

#3 Jun 26, 2010
Bottom line - in today's sick society, parent's need to be very selective on who they allow to babysit their children.

In my family, none of my grandchildren have been in the care of "babysitters" as I have always been their "babysitter"!!!!

All kidding aside, when I was not available because I was working during the day, they used official Day Care providers that were all screened and fingerprinted to insure they were ALL qualified to care for children. Many churches offer Day Care, as well as Senior Centers and they, too, are screened before any of them are allowed to care for children.

Society is getting sicker and sicker and our children need more protection from harm today than they have been in the past.
2012 i tell ya

Herkimer, NY

#4 Jun 26, 2010
they are screened and fingerprinted..ok, but these same cleared by the registry type ppl also at times are charged with molesting, raping, abusing, etc children..bottom line: society values have tanked!
Stop and think

Pine Island, NY

#5 Jun 26, 2010
2012 i tell ya wrote:
they are screened and fingerprinted..ok, but these same cleared by the registry type ppl also at times are charged with molesting, raping, abusing, etc children..bottom line: society values have tanked!
I absolutely agree. Also, maybe all teachers, child care adults, etc. should be forced to undergo a pyschological evaluation BEFORE getting hired. Some may have a 'perfect' past, but wait until they're hired before attempting assault. That may be some ppl's only way of 'contact' with children, so they go for a job where they'll have daily contact with them. It's sick, that we entrust our children to these so-called 'professionals", and they all can't all be trusted. Society is so messed up these days, I don't even trust day care.
sadly enough

Syracuse, NY

#6 Jun 28, 2010
I think its always been f*cked up.Today there technology so people are more informed.
Stop and think

Schaumburg, IL

#7 Jun 28, 2010
There is nothing wrong with it. They should be free and you all need to stop picking on them!
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Herkimer, NY

#8 Jun 28, 2010
Stop and think wrote:
There is nothing wrong with it. They should be free and you all need to stop picking on them!
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