Characteristics of female adolescent sexual offenders

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1988 Jan;58(1):148-151. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1988.tb01575.x.


Descriptive data on a group of female adolescent sexual offenders seen in an outpatient clinic are presented, with characteristics of offenders, offenses, and victims. Unlike female adult sexual offenders of previous studies, these adolescents committed offenses without coercion from male co-offenders starting at an early age. Results are discussed with reference to gender differences among adolescent sexual offenders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / psychology
  • Female
  • Gender Identity*
  • Humans
  • Identification, Psychological*
  • Rape
  • Sex Offenses*