Moving from defense to offense: The development of an adolescent female sex offender

D. C. Higgs, M. M. Canavan, Walter Meyer

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Abstract

The development of a 14-year-old female from defending herself from sexual crimes to committing such a crime is presented in case-report form. Her individual history, family dynamics, and transgenerational patterns are explored. A review of the current literature is utilized to understand why some abused persons become abusers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Sex Research
Volume29
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

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Adolescent Development
female adolescent
Crime
offender
offense
Family Relations
genealogy
History
human being
Sexual Crime
Sex Offenders
Offence
Person
Family History
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Moving from defense to offense : The development of an adolescent female sex offender. / Higgs, D. C.; Canavan, M. M.; Meyer, Walter.

In: Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1992, p. 131-139.

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Higgs, DC, Canavan, MM & Meyer, W 1992, 'Moving from defense to offense: The development of an adolescent female sex offender', Journal of Sex Research, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 131-139.
Higgs, D. C. ; Canavan, M. M. ; Meyer, Walter. / Moving from defense to offense : The development of an adolescent female sex offender. In: Journal of Sex Research. 1992 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 131-139.
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