2012 The profile and treatment of male adolescent sex offender

This article lists the most notable traits of male adolescent ex-offenders, including their backgrounds in family and school, their sexual attitudes, social skills and relationships, other criminal behaviors, psychiatric diagnoses, and most importantly cognitive distortions based on false assumptions and misinformation. Additionally, it implies that effective self-interventions against relapse and reoffending must be developed along with a foundation of morality, remorse and empathy for victims, knowledge of sexuality, and fundamental interpersonal skills. Treatment must also mandate accountability and the correction of thinking errors.