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February 1944

The Boy Sex Offender and His Later Career.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;51(2):211. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290260101015

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Dr. Doshay, psychiatrist to the Children's Courts in New York city, has written an important and needed book describing his findings in 256 cases of male juvenile sex offenders studied and treated at the clinics of the courts between June 1928 and June 1934. Sexual offenses accounted for less than 5 per cent of the acts for which delinquent boys were brought to court. At the time of the clinic study the ages of the boys ranged from 7 to 16 years, and at the time of writing they varied from 16 to 28 years. Seventy-five per cent of both groups were in the age range from 12 to 15 years, and the average age for the whole group was 13.6 years. The follow-up study was made from six to twelve years after the original court appearance. Female sex delinquents were not included in this study, and all mentally defective

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