Juveniles and children who sexually abuse
Frameworks for assessment
By Martin C. Calder with Helga Hanks & Kevin J. Epps, Bobbie Print, Tony Morrison & Julie Henniker

New to this thoroughly revised and extended Second Edition are:
  • A detailed attempt at an actuarial risk tool to help determine disposal of the assessment conducted - both in terms of court recommendation as well as most appropriate programme of work for the young person and their family. This material has been developed and is written up by Bobbie Print, Tony Morrison and Julie Henniker.
  • A detailed review of the research literature to help construct a more detailed understanding of the origins of this behaviour as well as assisting in developing a coherent evidence-base from which we can continue to build.
  • A new section providing a framework for conducting initial assessments that links with the proposed framework for core assessments.
  • More detailed consideration of gender, disability and cultural issues.
  • Substantial guidance on how to engage the young person and their family in the process.
  • Staff impact issues.

  • A4 paperback. 574 pages. 978-1-898924-95-1. Published 2001. £65.00.


    Theoretical foundations: a review of the literature
    From recognition to management
    'Normal' psychosexual development, behaviour and knowledge Helga Hanks
    Differentiating the 'normal' from the 'abusive'
    The context of assessment in sexual abuse work
    Assessing children who sexually abuse
    Assessing juveniles who sexually abuse
    Family assessments with juveniles who sexually abuse
    Pointers for carers Kevin J Epps
    Outcome Issues
    The Next Steps


    "With many different agencies involved in the assessment of sexual abuse, along with a plethora of models, this is a successful attempt to guide the professional through the assessment tools and research... It sets out the ordering of the various assessments excellently... the authors proceed beyond how to assemble and collate information, to show how the information can be analysed to set treatment goals and how these can, in turn, lead to the evaluation of success or failure, by reference to a ratio of the risk to re-offending... It enabled me to understand the process by which other people were carrying out assessments. The reference sections were immensely useful." Seen and Heard.

    "Well researched, clearly presented and user-friendly... a model of the integration of theory and practice... Area Child Protection Committees and their constituent agencies should ensure the book is available as a guide to the development of services and as a reminder of one of the potential consequences when child protection fails." Community Care.