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Analysis & Observations of the Issues Impacting Juvenile Justice

Welcome to @Issue360 ! Whether you are a juvenile probation officer, children and youth administrator, social worker, a law enforcement officer, elected official, provider, legislator, student or interested party we trust that you will find this monthly post of interest. Written by treatment professionals, it will analyze and offer commentary on the issues impacting your field today.

When working with youth with sexually problematic behaviors, there is a natural desire to focus on whether the client is truthful or dishonest.  Though many providers believe that they can read when a youth is lying, we learned in the
While it seems easy to conclude that those who deny sexually abusive behavior are more likely to continue it; research linking denial to recidivism among  youthful offenders  is limited.  It may be that an adolescent's unwillingness to acknowledge his or her behavior reflects an underlying risk. On... more
Since the story of the Garden of Eden where the lying serpent enticed Eve into committing the original sin, deception has been cast as the ultimate source of evil. Lying has posed both a moral issue and legal challenge and through the centuries, authorities have employed some gruesome techniques to... more


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