Journal Articles

Worling, J. R. (1995a).  Adolescent sibling-incest offenders: Differences in family and individual functioning when compared to nonsibling sex offenders.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 19, 633-643.

Worling, J. R. (1995b).  Adolescent sex offenders against females: Differences based on the age of their victims.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 39, 276-293.

Worling, J. R. (1995c).  Sexual abuse histories of adolescent male sex offenders: Differences based on the age and gender of their victims. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 104, 610-613.

Worling, J. R., & Curwen, T. (2000).  Adolescent sexual offender recidivism: Success of specialized treatment and implications for risk prediction.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 24, 965-982.

Worling, J. R.  (2001). Personality-based typology of adolescent male sexual offenders: Differences in recidivism rates, victim-selection characteristics, and personal victimization histories.  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 13, 149-166.

Worling, J. R., & Langstrom, N. (2003).  Assessment of criminal recidivism risk with adolescents who have offended sexually: A review.  Trauma, Violence, & Abuse: A Review Journal, 4, 341-362.

Curwen, T. (2003).  The importance of offense characteristics, victimization history, hostility, and social desirability in assessing empathy of male adolescent sex offenders.  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 15, 347-364.

Worling, J. R. (2004).  The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism: Preliminary psychometric data.  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, 16, 235-254.

Worling, J.R. (2006).  Assessing Sexual Arousal with Adolescent Males Who Have Offended Sexually: Self Report and Unobtrusively Measured Viewing Time.  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 18, 383-400.

O’Neil, B.J, Burns, G. L., Kahn, T.J., Rich, P, & Worling, J.R.(2008). Initial Psychometric Properties of a Treatment Planning and Program Inventory for Adolescents who Sexually Abuse. Sexual Abuse: A journal of Research & Treatment. Vol.  20, 161-187

Worling, J. R. (2010).  Risky Business: Providing fair and accurate information regarding risk assessment instruments for adolescent sexual offense recidivism.  Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 19, 243-246

Worling, J. R., Litteljohn, A., & Bookalam, D. (2010).  20-year prospective follow-up study of specialized treatment for adolescents who offended sexually.  Behavioral Sciences and The Law, 28, 46-57.

Worling, J. R. (2012).  The assessment and treatment of deviant sexual arousal with adolescents who have offended sexually.  Journal of Sexual Aggression, 18, 36-63. doi:10.1080/13552600.20 11.630152

Worling, J. R., Bookalam, D., & Litteljohn, A. (2012).  Prospective validity of the Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR).  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 24, 203-223.  doi: 10.1177/1079063211407080

Worling, J. R., & Langton, C. M. (2012).  Assessment and treatment of adolescents who sexually offend: Clinical issues and implications for secure settings.  Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 814-841.  doi:10.1177/0093854812439378

Worling, J. R. (2103). What were we thinking?: Five erroneous assumptions that have fueled specialized interventions for adolescents who have sexually offended.  International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8(3-4), 88-96.

Worling, J. R., & Langton, C. M. (2014).  A prospective investigation of factors that predict desistance from recidivism for adolescents who have sexually offended.  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.  Advance online publication.  doi.  10.1177/1079063214549260  http://sax.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/09/05/1079063214549260.abstract

Book Chapters

Worling, J. R. (1998).  Adolescent sexual offender treatment at the SAFE-T Program.  In W. L. Marshall, Y. M. Fernandez, S. M. Hudson, & T. Ward (Eds.), Sourcebook of treatment programs for sexual offenders (pp. 353-365).  New York: Plenum Press.

 Worling, J. R., & Curwen, T. (2001).  Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism(Version 2.0: The “ERASOR”).  In M. C. Calder, Juveniles and children who sexually abuse: Frameworks for assessment (pp. 372-397).  Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK: Russell House Publishing.

Worling, J. R. (2002).  Assessing risk of sexual assault recidivism with adolescent sexual offenders.  In M. C. Calder (Ed.), Young people who sexually abuse: Building the evidence base for your practice (pp. 365-375).  Lyme Regis, Dorset, U.K.: Russell House Publishing.

Worling, J. R. (2004).  Essentials of a good intervention programme for sexually abusive juveniles.  Part two: Offence related treatment tasks.  In G. O’Reilly, W. L. Marshall, R. C. Beckett, & A. Carr (Eds.), The Handbook of clinical intervention with juvenile sexual offenders.  London: Plenum Press.

Worling, J. R. (2005). Assessing reoffense risk for adolescents who have offended sexually. In B. Schwartz (Ed.), The sex offender (Vol. 5, pp. 18.1-18.7). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Worling, J.R. & Langstrom, N. (2006). Risk of Sexual Recidivism in Adolescents Who Offend Sexually. In Barbaree, H. E., & Marshall, W. L. (Eds.), The Juvenile Sex Offender (2nd ed., pp. 219-247). New York: Guilford Press.

Documentation/Manuals

Document title:  Adolescent sexual offence response protocol.
Authors: D. Costin, S. Schuler, & T. Curwen

Description: This document provides a review of evidence regarding responding to adolescent sexual offending. Details regarding steps to take to effectively intervene once a disclosure about an adolescent who sexually offended is received. The information provided is based on evidence and best-practice guidelines.

Training on implementing this document has been provided to various police services, child welfare agencies, and other legal and mental health service providers.

Document title: The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offence Recidivism (ERASOR)
Authors: J. Worling & T. Curwen

Description: The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (The ERASOR: Worling & Curwen, 2001) is an empirically-guided checklist to assist evaluators to estimate the short-term risk of a sexual reoffense for youth aged 12-18. The ERASOR was designed as a single-scale instrument, and the 25 risk factors that are evaluated fall under 5 headings: Sexual Interests, Attitudes, and Behaviors, Historical Sexual Assaults, Psychosocial Functioning, Family/Environmental Functioning, and Treatment. All risk factors are coded as either Present,Possibly/Present, Present, Not Present, or Unknown, and the coding manual outlines the specific coding criteria—in addition to the research/clinical support—for each factor.

The ERASOR is currently in widespread use throughout Canada and the U.S.A (McGrath, Cumming, Burchard, Zeoli, & Ellerby, 2010), and it is also being used in a number of other countries.

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