Title

Statutory sex crime relationships between juveniles and adults: A review of social scientific research

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

5-2007

Journal Title

Aggression and Violent Behavior

Publisher

Elsevier

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.avb.2006.10.001

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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