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Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment [saj] PP021-290754 December 8, 2000 10:52 Style ﬁle version Nov. 19th, 1999
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2001
Calculating Number of Offenses and Victims
of Juvenile Sexual Offending: The Role
of Posttreatment Disclosures
Amy J. L. Baker,
and Marvin Eisenstadt
This research was designed to compare data obtained from agency records at three
treatment programs for juvenile male sex offenders with information available
from clinicians once youth and their families had been in treatment for at least
6 months. Results revealed that over the course of treatment, youth and their
families disclosed information about additional victims and offenses, physical and
sexual abuse of the offenders, and several aspects of a violent and sexualized
family environment. Over half the boys reported additional victims or additional
offenses or both. There were signiﬁcant increases in the number of reports of
physical abuse, witnessing of domestic violence, living in a sexual environment,
maternal sexual victimization, maternal victimization of domestic violence, and
fathers being perpetrators of domestic violence. These data clearly support the
hypotheses of the study and have important implications for both clinical practice
and future research in this area.
KEY WORDS: sex offending; juveniles; disclosures.
This study was designed to address a serious methodological limitation in the
ﬁeld of research on juvenile sexual offending the inadequacy of pretreatment data
regarding offenses and the family environment of the offender. The aim of this
study was to assess the extent to which juvenile sex offenders and their families
The Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522.
George Junior Republic, Freeville, New York.
St. Mary’s Children and Family Services, Syosset, New York.
To whom correspondence should be addressed at The Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry, New York
2001 Plenum Publishing Corporation