"Howard Barbaree, whose clinical research and theoretical contributions to sexual offender assessment and treatment has gained him international recognition, has made him yet another notable contribution with The Juvenile Sex Offender. And he and the other Canadians who are significantly represented among the contributors, are compelling demonstrations that research, like the economy, is increasingly international.
In the past decade, stimulated by the recognition that juveniles account for a significant proportion of sex offenses, and that effective intervention with juveniles has the potential to prevent progression to long and serious careers of adult offending, programs for juvenile sex offenders in the United States have grown from virtually none to exceed those for adult sex offenders. Until now, there was no book that brought together relevant research. This book addresses that void with an impressive array of scholarly contributions which both utilize research with juveniles and, recognizing that the distinction between adults and juveniles is blurry, draws on much relevant research with adult sex offenders as well. For anyone seriously concerned with juvenile sex offenders, this book is thus essential reading." James Breiling, PhD, Violence and Traumatic Stress Research Branch, NIMH
"In THE JUVENILE SEX OFFENDER, the editors make a major contribution in summarizing the current theoretical and clinical knowledge base while framing the agenda for the next stage of research on juvenile sex offending. Though an invaluable resource for researchers, this volume also drives home the critical point that the need for further etiological data, taxonomies, and longitudinal studies on juvenile sex offenders is crucial to understanding and preventing such harmful behaviors in the future. Practitioners, too, will find many rare gems included in the vast array of clinical treasures ranging from the importance of attachment bonds in the development of juvenile sex offending to the first published and long-awaited relapse prevention model for sexually aggressive adolescents and children." Fay Honey Knopp, Safer Society Program