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******PUBLICATION ADVISORY******

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES BULLETIN
ON JUVENILES WHO SEXUALLY VICTIMIZE OTHER YOUTH

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced the release of a bulletin reporting on youth who commit sexual offenses against minors. The latest in the Crimes Against Children Series from OJP's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the bulletin draws on data from the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System to describe the characteristics of the juvenile sex offender population coming to the attention of law enforcement. Key findings include: juveniles account for more than one-third (36%) of those known to police to have committed sex offenses against minors; and juveniles who commit sex offenses against other children are more likely than adult sex offenders to offend in groups, at schools, and to have more male and younger victims.

TITLE:

  "Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors"

RESEARCHERS:

  David Finkelhor, Ph.D., Richard Ormrod Ph.D., and Mark Chaffin,   Ph.D.

PUBLISHER:

  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

WHERE:

  http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/ojjdp/227763.pdf

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The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has five component bureaus: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and the Office for Victims of Crime. Additionally, OJP has two program offices: the Community Capacity Development Office, which incorporates the Weed and Seed strategy, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.

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