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The Life-Course of Juvenile Sex Offenders
AuthorSalarpi, Cristianna M.
AdvisorLeon, Matthew C.
Criminal Justice and Psychology
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This thesis reviews the research on juvenile sex offenders and discusses how different factors impact their lives both before and after entering the justice system. This thesis attempts to answer the question: what factors do juvenile sex offenders encounter influence recidivism throughout their lives. This thesis reviews prior studies and determines what conclusions can be drawn from earlier research on this topic. Data provided by the Washoe County Juvenile Services and the National Crime Information Center are analyzed to assess which factors from earlier research apply to this specific group of juvenile sex offenders from Washoe County, Nevada.