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Characteristics of Juvenile Delinquency with Special Emphasis on Juveniles as Child Sexual Abusers

Published Online: 12 Jun 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 16 (2021) - Issue 1 (July 2021)
Page range: 80 - 92
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1857-8462
First Published
01 Jul 2005
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The paper is composed of two parts. The first part covers juvenile delinquency with all its characteristics. When analyzing the delinquency, we gave a special place to the socio-pathological phenomena which is more and more present and the rate is higher from year to year. Social pathology is a huge issue that requires special commitment, first, for its detection and then prevention. Within the delinquency, we also cover the most common crimes committed by juveniles.

In the second part of this paper, the authors deal in more details with a specific form of crime which can also be committed by juveniles: child sexual abuse and pedophilia. First, the difference between child sexual abuse and pedophilia will be discussed, a difference that is of particular importance in cases where minors are abusers. Furthermore, the main characteristics of cases when both perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse are minors will be addressed. Although these criminal offenses are rarer in practice unlike the criminal offenses and deviant behaviors treated in the first part, however, knowing the main characteristics and specifics of such cases is of particular importance for the legal-criminal treatment of the perpetrators of these criminal offenses.

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