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The intentional touching of a victim’s, defendant’s, or any other person’s intimate parts, or the intentional touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of a victim’s, defendant’s or any other person’s intimate parts, if that intentional touching can be reasonably construed as being for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification

sexual offense

, sex offense
Any legally prohibited sexual behavior, including, e.g., exhibitionism, necrophilia, rape, and sexual abuse of a minor.
Synonym: sex crime
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For those practitioners working with adolescents who have engaged in sexual offense behavior, several assessment instruments are available to help identify dynamic risk factors and treatment targets, including the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol-II (J-SOAP-II; Prentky, & Righthand, 2003), The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR; Worling, 2004), and the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (Hoge, Andrews, & Leschied, 2002).
FAP AS A USEFUL APPROACH TO TREAT SEXUAL OFFENSE BEHAVIOR
As many dynamic risk-needs relevant for sexual offense recidivism are related to behavior and expressed attitudes, behavioral approaches appear most applicable in addressing these risks.
FAP's focus on the assessment and conceptualization of functional classes maps on well to the risk areas outlined in dynamic risk assessments for sexual offense behavior.
The following section provides general guidelines for instances of clinically relevant behavior associated with relevant areas of dynamic risk related to adolescent sexual offense recidivism.
As many of the dynamic risks for sexual offense behavior are related to interpersonal behaviors, skills, or interactions, the therapeutic relationship is a prime context in which salient reinforcement and punishment can be delivered on clinically relevant behavior.
A clear conceptualization of the client's relevant dynamic risk factors for sexual re-offense and FAP Rules 1-5 can guide the clinician working collaboratively with the person convicted of sexual offense behavior.
In sum, if a youth with a history of sexual offense behavior has difficulty managing his or her feelings and behaviors, they are considered to be at increased risk for using sexual acts in response to dysregulated affect.
O2s taking responsibility for the sexual offense behavior(s), identifying their personal risk factors for reoffense and developing alternative behaviors, parents supporting treatment and supervision.
A second issue is the role of honour in criminal cases concerning sexual offenses.
Besides rape, he had committed adultery, and in seventeenth-century Holland sexual offenses such as adultery and fornication could be bought off by payments to the public prosecutor.
Seventeenth-century moralists considered young girls who had reached puberty or were already menstruating equally responsible in sexual offenses.

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