The mysterious nature of the “juvenile sex offender”

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

“If you ask John Q. Public about the public safety risk posed by a juvenile who has been arrested for a sex offense, chances are he will estimate too high. The public is woefully uninformed when it comes to risk of sexual reoffense in general, and nowhere is the gap between reality and media-driven anxiety wider than in the case of juvenile sex offenders.”

Read the post by Karen Franklin in Forensic Psychology, Criminology and Psychology-Law.