Volume 28, Issue 5
VICTIM-OFFENDER RELATIONSHIP AND TYPES OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
This investigation seeks to describe the victim-aggressor relationship and types of sexual aggressions in the different stages of the infant-juvenile development (first and second childhood, initial, middle and late adolescence). A sample of 631 subjects admitted to a Latin American judicial institution in the context of restorative therapy was used. Significant differences were found between the victim-aggressor relationship and type of sexual aggression in different age groups. The results indicate that the victims are more concentrated in the adolescence stage and that the biggest aggressors are familiar and known. The importance of precise prevention and early detection in the contexts closest to the victims is discussed, and reparation to families extended.
Victim offender relationship, sexual abuse, child and adolescent development, repair therapy.