Statutory sex crime relationships between juveniles and adults: A review of social scientific research
This paper reviews the social scientific literature about non-forcible, voluntary sexual relationships between adults and juveniles, what we have termed "statutory sex crime relationships" or "statutory relationships." In the available literature, the topic is poorly defined and the research weak, but there are clearly a diverse variety of contexts and dynamics to such relationships. We detail a wide-ranging set of issues on which more research is needed to guide social policy and practice.
Aggression and Violent Behavior
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Hines, D.A., Finkelhor, D. Statutory sex crime relationships between juveniles and adults: A review of social scientific research. (2007) Aggression and Violent Behavior, 12 (3), pp. 300-314.
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