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VOLUME 7, 2014

What We Know and Don't Know About Addictions and Pornography April 2014
The emperor has no clothes: A review of the "pornography addiction" model.
Ley, D., Prause, N. and Finn, P. (2014).
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A Deeper Look at Classifying Juvenile Sex Offenders February 2014
An evaluation of classification criteria for juvenile sex offenders
Kemper, T.S. and Kistner, J.A. (2010).
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Is Low Therapist Empathy Toxic? January 2014
Is Low Therapist Empathy Toxic?
Moyers, T.B., and Miller, W.R. (2012).
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VOLUME 6, 2013

Creating a Categorical Understanding of Adolescent Delinquency December 2013
Investigating the underlying structure and stability of problem behaviors across adolescence.
Childs, K.K., and Sullivan, C.J. (2013).
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Prevalence of Sexual Abuse Perpetrated by Boys and Girls November 2013
Prevalence Rates of Male and Female Sexual Violence Perpetrators in a National Sample of Adolescents.
Ybarra, Michele and Mitchell, Kimberly. (2013).
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Canadian Replication of Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) Research in the U.S. October 2013
Seeking Effective Interventions for Young Offenders: Interim Results of a Four-Year Randomized Study of Multisystemic Therapy in Ontario, Canada.
Leschied, A. W., and Cunningham, A. (2002).
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Risk and Protective Factors September 2013
Risk and protective factors for recidivism among juveniles who have offended sexually.
Spice, A., Viljoen J., Latzman, N., Scalora, M., & Ullman, D. (2013).
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Linkages Between Childhood Abuse and Later Perpetration of Abuse August 2013
A critical examination of the causal link between child abuse and adult dating violence perpetration and victimization from a propensity score matching approach.
Jennings, W.G., Richards, T.A., Tomsich, E.A, Gover, A.R, and Powers, R.A. (2013).
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The Qualities of the Therapist Make a Difference in Treating Sexual Aggression July 2013
Research on the processes involved in treating sexual offenders.
Drapeau, M. (2005).
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Adolescent Use of Sexually Explicit Internet Material June 2013
The impact of internet pornography on adolescents: A review of the research.
Owens, E.W., Behun, R.J., Manning, J.C., & Reid, R.C. (2012).
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Attitudinal, Experiential, and Situational Predictors of Sexual Assault Perpetration May 2013
Attitudinal, Experiential, and Situational Predictors of Sexual Assault Perpetration.
Abbey, A; McAuslan, P; Zawacki, T; Clinton, A; and Buck, P. (2001).
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Research Cautions Use of Risk Prediction with Teens April 2013
Accuracy of sexually violent person assessments of juveniles adjudicated for sexual offenses.
Caldwell, M. F. (2013, in press).
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Organizations as the Front Line of Prevention March 2013
Preventing the sexual exploitation of minors in youth-serving organizations.
Wurtele, Sandy. (2012).
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New Insights on Risk Factors February 2013
Differences in the prevalence and impact of risk factors for general recidivism between different types of juveniles who have committed sexual offenses (JSOs) and juveniles who have committed nonsexual offenses (NSOs).
van der Put, C.E., van Vugt, E.S., Stams, G.J.J.M, Deković, M., & van der Laan, P.H. (2013).
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Deviant Arousal January 2013
The Assessment and Treatment of Deviant Sexual Arousal with Adolescents who have Offended Sexually.
Worling, J. (2012).
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VOLUME 5, 2012

Gaining a Better Understanding of Sexual Victimization As a Risk Factor for Future Abusive Behaviors December 2012
Child sexual abuse and subsequent offending and victimisation: A 45 year follow-up study.
Ogloff, J., Cutajar, M., Mann, E., and Mullen, P. (2012).
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Five Significant Changes of the Last 20 Years November 2012
Polygraph Testing for Juveniles in Treatment for Sexual Behavior Problems: An Exploratory Study.
Van Arsdale, A., Shaw, T., Miller, P., and Parent, M.C. (2012).
Juvenile Sex Offenders: A Case Against the Legal and Clinical Status Quo.
Letourneau, E.J., & Miner, M.H. (2005)
Intervention beyond the child: The intertwining nature of attachment and trauma.
Blaustein, M. and Kinniburgh, K. (2007)
Sexual offense adjudication and sexual recidivism among juvenile offenders.
Caldwell, M.F. (2007)
Prediction of Adolescent Sexual Reoffending: A Meta-Analysis of the J-SOAP-II, ERASOR, J-SORRAT-II, and Static-99.
Viljoen, J. L., Mordell, S., and Beneteau, J. L. (2012, February 20)
The effectiveness of sexual offender treatment for juveniles as measured by recidivism: A metaanalysis.
Reitzel, L.R., and Carbonell, J.L. (2006)
Therapist style in sexual offender treatment: Influence on indices of change.
Marshall , W. L. (2005)
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To Use or Not to Use the Polygraph with Children and Adolescents October 2012
Polygraph Testing for Juveniles in Treatment for Sexual Behavior Problems: An Exploratory Study.
Van Arsdale, A., Shaw, T., Miller, P., and Parent, M.C. (2012).
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Effective Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Multiple Early Trauma Histories September 2012
Intervention beyond the child: The intertwining nature of attachment and trauma.
Blaustein, M. and Kinniburgh, K. (2007).
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Impact of Therapist Qualities on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy August 2012
Therapist style in sexual offender treatment: Influence on indices of change.
Marshall , W. L. (2005).
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Factors and Successful Interventions in Early Childhood July 2012
What's the Buzz? Bumblebees - A Therapeutic Preschool for Abused Children.
Prentice, K., Signal, T., & Taylor, N. (2012, March 4).
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Assessing risk in youth who have sexually abused: Are we there yet? June 2012
Prediction of Adolescent Sexual Reoffending: A Meta-Analysis of the J-SOAP-II, ERASOR, J-SORRAT-II, and Static-99.
Viljoen, J. L., Mordell, S., & Beneteau, J. L. (2012, February 20).
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Integrating a Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Assessment and Treatment of Children and Youth May 2012
How trauma and attachment can impact neurodevelopment: Informing our understanding and treatment of sexual behaviour problems.
Creeden, K. (2009).
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A Landmark Study on the Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents April 2012
Down will come baby, cradle and all: Diagnostic and therapeutic implications of chronic trauma on child development.
Streeck-Fischer, A. & van der Kolk, B.A. (2000).
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Developmental Risk Factors for Sexual Offending Behaviors March 2012
Can we distinguish juvenile violent sex offenders, violent non-sex offenders, and versatile violent sex offenders based on childhood risk factors?
Wanklyn, S.G., Ward, A.K., Cormier, N.S., Day, D.M., & Nelson, J.E. (2012).
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What we know about adolescents who sexually abuse in groups February 2012
Juvenile Group Sex Offenders: A Comparison of Group Leaders and Followers.
Hart-Kerkhoffs, L., Vermeiren, R.R.J., Jansen L.M.C., and Doreleijers, T.A.H. (2011).
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What is the difference between adolescents who sexually abuse and others who commit non-sexual crimes? January 2012
Correlates of Recidivism Among Adolescents Who have Sexually Offended.
Carpentier, J and Proulx, J. (2011).
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VOLUME 4, 2011

Why Do (And Don't) People Intervene When They See Child Abuse? December 2011
Bystander Responses to Public Episodes of Child Abuse.
Christy, C. A. and Voigt, H. (1994).
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How to Work with Adolescents in Denial who Sexually Abuse. November 2011
"But I Didn't Do It!": Ethical Treatment of Sex Offenders in Denial.
Levenson, J. (2010).
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Assessing Risk with the "ERASOR". October 2011
Prospective Validity of the Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR).
Worling, J.R. Bookalam, D., and Litteljohn, A. (2011).
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Characteristics of Youth Who Continue Their Sexual Or Non-Sexual Criminal Behavior. September 2011
Juvenile sexual offenders: Correlates of onset, variety, and desistance of criminal behavior.
Carpentier, J., Leclerc, B., and Proulx, J. (2011).
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Survey for NEARI Press. August 2011
NEARI Webinar and Satisfaction Survey.
Steven Bengis, David S. Prescott, and Joan Tabachnick.
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The Effects of Victimization on Subsequent Sexual Abuse: Age Matters. July 2011
Examining Childhood Abuse Patterns and Sensitive Periods in Juvenile Sexual Offenders.
Grabell, A. and Knight, R. (2009).
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Validity of Assessing Risk. June 2011
An Examination of Two Sexual Recidivism Risk Measures in Adolescent Offenders: The Moderating Effect of Offender Type.
Gordana Rajlic and Heather M. Gretton. (2010).
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Using Causal Risk Factors to Focus Our Prevention and Intervention Work. May 2011
Preventing Rape: What the Research Tells Us. Keynote Address at the 13th Annual MASOC/MATSA Conference.
Dr. Raymond Knight. (April 2011).
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Risk Factors for Adolescents Do Change with Age. April 2011
Changes in Risk Factors during Adolescence: Implications for Risk Assessment.
Van der Put, C.E., Dekovic, M., Stams, G.J.J.M., Van der Laan, P. H., Hoeve, M. and Van Amelsfort, L. (2011).
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Do No Harm. March 2011
Psychological Treatments that Cause Harm.
Lilienfeld, Scott (2007).
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The Role of Alcohol in Sexually Coercive Behavior by Both Male and Female College Students. February 2011
Coercive Sexual Experiences, Protective Behavioral Strategies Alcohol Expectancies and Consumption Among Male and Female College Students.
Palmer, R.S., McMahon, T.J., Rounsaville, B.J. and Ball, S.A. (2010).
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The Impact of Physical and Emotional Abuse and Neglect on the Development of Sexualized Behaviors. January 2011
Beyond Sexual Abuse: The Impact of Other Maltreatment Experiences on Sexualized Behaviors.
Merrick, M., Litrownik, A., Everson, M., & Cox, C. (2008).
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VOLUME 3, 2010

The Clinical and Ethical Dilemma of Using Polygraphy with Adolescents. December 2010
The Case of Juvenile Polygraphy as a Clinical Ethics Dilemma.
Chaffin, M. (2010).
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The Impact of Self-Control and Morality on a Teen's Decision to Commit a Crime. November 2010
Does the effect of self-control on adolescent offending vary by level of morality? A test in three countries.
Svensson, R., Pauwels, L., & Weerman, F.M. (2010).
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New Findings on Risk Assessment with Children and Adolescents. October 2010
Assessing risk of sexually abusive behavior among youth in a child welfare sample.
Prentky, R.A., Li, N-C., Righthand, S., Schuler, A., Cavanaugh, D., & Lee, A.F. (2010).
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A New Analysis Sheds Light on Sexual Abuse by Juveniles. September 2010
What is so special about male adolescent sexual offending? A review and test of explanations through meta-analysis.
Seto, M.C., & Lalumière, M.L. (2010).
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What Does the Latest Research Say about Working with Children and Adolescents? August 2010
Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors.
David Finkelhor, Richard Ormrod, and Mark Chaffin (2009).
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Persistence of Sexual Behaviors in Pre-Teens. July 2010
Youth with Problematic Sexualized Behaviors in the Child Welfare System: A One-Year Longitudinal Study.
William N. Friedrich, Amy J. L. Baker, Rob Parker, Mel Schneiderman, Len Gries and Marc Archer (2005).
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Does individualized treatment with sexually abusive adolescents lower the risk that they will re-offend? June 2010
20-Year Study Concludes that Specialized Treatment with Sexually Abusive Adolescents Reduced Long-Term Re-Offense.
Worling, J.R., Littlejohn, A., & Bookalam, D. (2010).
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Attachment Theory Can Help our Understanding of Sexual Abuse Perpetration by Adolescents. May 2010
Understanding Sexual Perpetration Against Children: Effects of Attachment Style, Interpersonal Involvement, and Hypersexuality.
Michael H. Miner, Beatrice “Bean” E. Robinson, Raymond A. Knight, Dianne Berg, Rebecca Swinburne Romine, and Jason Netland (2010).
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Do Psychiatric Conditions Contribute to Recidivism? April 2010
The contribution of psychiatric disorder to juvenile recidivism.
McReynolds, L.S., Schwalbe, C.S., & Wasserman, G.A. (2010).
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Where does personal victimization fit in the assessment and treatment of adolescents who have sexually abused? March 2010
Subgroup differences in the modus operandi of adolescent sexual offenders.
Kaufman, K.L., Hilliker, D.R., and Daleiden, E.L. (1996).
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How Should Professionals Use the Polygraph with Adolescents Who Have Sexually Abused? February 2010
Polygraph Testing Leads to Better Understanding Adult and Juvenile Sex Offenders.
Hindman, J. & Peters, J.M. (2001).
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Goals, Skills, and Strategies: Revisiting Our Assumptions. January 2010
The relationships between social goals, skills, and strategies and their effect on aggressive behavior among adolescents.
Winstok, Z. (2009).
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VOLUME 2, 2009

Can We Ask A Favor? December 2009
Support the NEARI Jump-Start Program.
Steve Bengis
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Taking a More Postive Approach in Treatment. November 2009
A reevaluation of relapse prevention with adolescents who sexual offend: A good-lives model.
Thakker, J., Ward, T., and Tidmarsh, P. (2008).
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Cultural Competence May Be Easier to Discuss than to Practice.

October 2009

Interviewing immigrant children and families for suspected child maltreatment.
Fontes, L. (2009).
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Iatrogenic effects of group treatment for antisocial youth. September 2009
Group Treatment for Adolescents: Helpful or Harmful?
Weiss, B., Caron, A., Ball, S., Tapp, J., Johnson, M., & Weisz, J.R. (2005).
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Pathways to Offending: Adults Differ from Adolescents. August 2009
Testing an etiological model for male juvenile sexual offending against females.
Knight, R.A., & Sims-Knight, J.E. (2004).
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De-Bunking Myths about People who have Sexually Abused. July 2009
Lessons learned and unanswered questions about sexual assault perpetration.
Abbey, A. (2005).
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Is Denial a Risk Factor? June 2009
Denial predicts recidivism for some sexual offenders.
Nunes, K.L., Hanson, R.K., Firestone, P., Moulden, H.M., Greenberg, D. M., & Bradford, J.M. (2007).
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Understanding the Sexual Behavior of Children. May 2009
Normative sexual behavior in children: A contemporary sample.
Friedrich, W.N., Fisher, J., Broughton, D., Houston, M., & Shafran, C.R. (1998).
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Professionals May Be Able to Identify High-Risk Adolescents. April 2009
Five-year accuracy of assessments of high risk for sexual recidivism of adolescents.
Hagan, M.P., Anderson, D.L., Caldwell, M.S., & Kemper, T.S. (in press).
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Family Support of Adolescent Change is Vital. March 2009
Rough terrain: navigating around barriers to family involvement with youth who have caused sexual harm.
Schladale, J. (2005).
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Current Research Casts Doubt on the Effectiveness of Registering Youth. February 2009
Recidivism rates for registered and nonregistered juvenile sexual offenders.
Letourneau EJ, Armstrong KS. (2008).
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The Value of Asking Adolescents to Self-Report Sexual Arousal and Sexual Interest. January 2009
Assessing sexual arousal with adolescent males who have offended sexually: Self-report and unobtrusively measured viewing time.
Worling, J.R. (2006).
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VOLUME 1, 2008

A Meaningful Guide to Working with Children with Sexual Behavior Problems. December 2008
Report of the Task Force on Children with Sexual Behavior Problems.
Chaffin, M. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (2006).
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Challenging Long-Held Notions about Sexual Abuse by Adolescents. November 2008
Juvenile Sex Offenders: A Case Against the Legal and Clinical Status Quo.
Letourneau, E.J., & Miner, M.H. (2005).
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Is Specialized Assessment and Treatment for Adolescents Really Needed? October 2008
Sexual offense adjudication and sexual recidivism among juvenile offenders.
Caldwell, M.F. (2007).
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A New Tool Helps Assess Treatment Progress. September 2008
Initial Psychometric Properties of a Treatment Planning and Progress Inventory for Adolescents Who Sexually Abuse.
Oneal, B.J. Burns, G.L. Kahn, T.J., Rich, P., & Worling, J.R. (2008).
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Punishment Does Not Prevent Abuse. July 2008
The effects of prison sentences and intermediate sanctions on recidivism: General effects and individual differences.
Smith, P., Goggin, C., & Gendreau, P. (2002).
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A New Study Looks at Victimization and Personality Characteristics of Youth who have Sexually Abused. June 2008
An exploratory evaluation of the contribution of personality and childhood sexual victimization to the development of sexually abusive behavior.
Burton, D.L. (2008).
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Research Shows that the Right Treatment for Adolescents Can Reduce Recidivism. May 2008
The effectiveness of sexual offender treatment for juveniles as measured by recidivism: A metaanalysis.
Reitzel, L.R., & Carbonell, J.L. (2006).
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The Inherent Dangers of Assessing Risk among Youth: New Research and Old Dilemmas. April 2008
Assessing risk for violence in adolescents who have sexually offended: A comparison of the J-SOAP-II, J-SORRAT-II, and SAVRY.
Viljoen, J. L., Scalora, M., Cuadra, L., Bader, S., Chavez, V., Ullman, D., & Lawrence,L. (2008).
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