In order to improve the understanding of risk factors involved in sexual crimes committed by adolescents, data was compiled about 63 young offenders who had committed at least one sexual offense and had served an internment judicial measure in Madrid Region for this crime between 2006 and 2015. To explore possible differences, two groups were established according to an age-based classification of the victim, distinguishing between adolescents who sexually offend children (AM) and adolescents who sexually assault peers or older victims (AI). The results indicate that the AM group presents a profile characterized by a higher victimization and social isolation, while the AI group is characterized by a greater presence of other antisocial and aggressive behaviors. Finally, the implications of the results for therapeutic intervention in these adolescents are discussed.
Benedicto, C., Roncero, D., & González, L. (2017). Agresores sexuales juveniles: tipología y perfil psicosocial en función de la edad de sus víctimas. Anuario de Psicologia Juridica, 27(1), 33–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apj.2016.05.002