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dc.contributor.authorAdams, D
dc.contributor.authorMcKillop, N
dc.contributor.authorSmallbone, S
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, A
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-18T05:06:18Z
dc.date.available2019-09-18T05:06:18Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1079-0632
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1079063219871575
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387482
dc.description.abstractThe present study sought to address gaps in knowledge concerning Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth who commit sexual offenses. Developmental histories and onset sexual offense characteristics of Indigenous (n = 81) and non-Indigenous (n = 130) adjudicated male youth were compared. Results indicate that, in addition to problems affecting both groups, Indigenous youth in this sample were disproportionately exposed to systemic vulnerabilities (e.g., familial antisocial attitudes and incarceration, engagement with antisocial peers, poor school engagement and voluntary school dropout, low socioeconomic status) associated with onset of sexual offending. Differences in the circumstances and context surrounding the onset sexual offense (e.g., use of drugs/alcohol, relationship to person harmed, co-offending, age of person harmed, location, threats/force) were also found. When these analyses were stratified by age of person harmed, these differences were retained only for offenses against children below 16 years. Together, these findings highlight the need for more contextualized primary-, secondary-, and tertiary-level prevention efforts to reduce youth sexual offending in Australia and elsewhere.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto28
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSexual Abuse
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.keywordsIndigenous youth
dc.subject.keywordscrime prevention
dc.subject.keywordssexual offense onset
dc.subject.keywordssystemic factors
dc.subject.keywordsyouth sex offending
dc.titleDevelopmental and Sexual Offense Onset Characteristics of Australian Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Male Youth Who Sexually Offend
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAdams, D; McKillop, N; Smallbone, S; McGrath, A, Developmental and Sexual Offense Onset Characteristics of Australian Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Male Youth Who Sexually Offend, Sexual Abuse, 2019, pp. 1-28
dc.date.updated2019-09-18T03:13:15Z
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSmallbone, Stephen W.
gro.griffith.authorMcKillop, Nadine K.
gro.griffith.authorSmith, Dimity A.


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