The importance of prognostic diagnosis in the rehabilitation of juvenile sexual offenders


This article is for review. Issues related to prognostic diagnosis in the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders have been presented and discussed. The focus was on issues such as the substance of the prognostic diagnosis, the characteristics of juvenile perpetrators of sexual violence, the conditions for the return to juvenile deeds, the specificity of estimating the return to sexual crime of minors and the rehabilitation of minors in the context of prognostic diagnosis.  The adoption of such a design of considerations makes it possible to analyse the early predictors of sexual crime of minors and thus to identify developmental pathways with distinct causal factors. Such an approach is of significant theoretical and application importance, for it offers an opportunity to distinguish between causes and consequences and thus to understand development processes in a normative and non-normative context. On the other hand, from a diagnostic and interventional point of reference, it would make it possible to make these activities common and adapt them to the development period.

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Pastwa-Wojciechowska, B., & Grzegorzewska, I. (2021). The importance of prognostic diagnosis in the rehabilitation of juvenile sexual offenders. Resocjalizacja Polska, (22), 123-138.

Beata Pastwa-Wojciechowska 
Uniwersytet Gdański  Poland
Iwona Grzegorzewska 

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