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Case of Intellectually Disabled Teen Falsely Accused of Sex Offense Reveals Registry Flaws - The Appeal

Before Edgar Coker was exonerated in a rape case, he underwent therapy meant to prevent sexual reoffenses. Thousands of kids involved in sexual offenses are forced into therapies like “relapse prevention” that experts say are ineffective. Read…
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Rise in Juvenile Sexting Spurs Calls for New Strategies - The Crime Report

Sexting, usually defined as sending sexually explicit messages or photographs by mobile phone, continues to be a prevalent behavior among young people, and even appears to be increasing, particularly among older youth, according to a study from…
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Free HIV Testing at Walgreens in June - The Sun Sentinel

One June 27th, Walgreens will be offering free HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day. Read more.
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PHAT Life: Effective HIV Intervention for Youth in the Criminal Justice System - National Institutes of Health

Earlier this month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a press release on effective methods of HIV intervention for justice-involved youths. Read more.
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The Juvenile Sex Offender Registry and Its Unintended Consequences

By Sarah Krantz, Esq.   Mistakes that children make can have lasting consequences if the mistake is looked at in the eyes of the law as a sexual act. Children that have pulled down another child’s pants or sent nude pictures or…
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Sinister Web - The Shreveport Times

This five-part program by The Shreveport Times investigates how child pornography has changed in the Digital Age. Read more. Chapter 1 centers on how the Internet and other types of digital technology have affected the manufacture and…
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Sexual Assault in Schools

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. In a four-year period from 2011 to 2015, the Associated Press (AP) investigated, supplemented by federal crime data, sexual assaults that were occurring inside of schools and found almost 17,000 official reports.[i]…
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Delinquent Youth Have More High-Risk HIV/AIDS Sex Behaviors as They Age - Northwestern Now

According to a new study by Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, as they age, juvenile offenders are more likely to engage in sexual behaviors that increase the risk of HIV/AIDS infection. The study followed delinquent youths…