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Risk Management of Sexually Abusive Youth in Massachusetts, 1998-2004

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

The goal of this study was to assist the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) with the risk management of youth (aged 4 to 20), identified through the Assessment for Safe and Appropriate Placement (ASAP) program, because of their sexually inappropriate and coercive behavior. The mission of this project was to identify and test potentially useful risk and protective factors for adolescent and pre-adolescent youth who had already begun engaging in sexually coercive behavior. An award from the National Institute of Justice complemented and supported state funding for the research project and permitted detailed coding of 822 cases selected from all 28 DSS area offices throughout Massachusetts. The first five months of the research program had two priorities: (1) the creation of a dictionary designed to permit maximally reliable coding of the information gleaned from the DSS files on these youth, and (2) coding a representative sample of youth on critical variables. Overall, the researchers requested the files of approximately 1,300 ASAP-evaluated youth. The present sample consists of 720 cases that had been coded, checked, and entered when data analysis began at the beginning of June 2004. Variables include referral and placement history, demographic characteristics, critical antecedent childhood life experiences, familial/parental characteristics, presenting behavioral problems including detailed coding of sexually normative, deviant (paraphillic), inappropriate and coercive behaviors, and psychological and/or emotional symptoms.

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Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher National Institute of Justice
Identifier 3143
Data First Published 2006-01-06T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2013-11-20T16:32:40
Rights These data are restricted due to the increased risk of violation of confidentiality of respondent and subject data.
Public Access Level restricted public
Bureau Code 011:21
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Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > National Institute of Justice
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