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April 15, 1944

The Boy Sex Offender and His Later Career

JAMA. 1944;124(16):1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850160067034

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Dr. Doshay is an experienced psychiatrist and has worked with juveniles for a considerable period. Most of this present study deals with 256 juvenile sex offenders who have all appeared in court clinics of New York during a six year period. This is an adequate sample because of the small number of juvenile sex offenders that come through the court. The report covers a six year period of study and tends to cover every aspect of the history of the environmental contacts, including parental attitudes. Such factors as nationality of parents, status of the home and sibling relationships are touched on, but friction between the parents is also covered in certain aspects. Other types of factors to which attention is given are community factors, including the neighborhood, recreational and school facilities. The second part of the book deals with the personality of the sex delinquent, including what the author calls

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