Labeling Juvenile Sex Offenders Summary

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Milloy (1998) discusses the importance of looking closely at labeling juvenile sex offenders when literature states that there is not a significant difference between JSO’s and nonsexual delinquents. The article puts on emphasis on policy makers to reassess providing specialized treatment for JSO when there is not literature supporting the supposition that specialized treatment reduces recidivism more so than general delinquent treatment. This article resonated with the undersigned and made the undersigned contemplate on the question, “ are JSO’s significantly differently from non sex offending delinquents that it causes special theory and intervention?” Literature states no, however, policy is still written to treat this population in a different

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