The Factors Leading to Sex Offenses of Male Juveniles


  • Athithan Teravaninthorn Graduate Studies Mahidol University


The objectives of this research were to study sexual offenses and problems with sexual offenses, by children and male youths through qualitative research. The researcher conducted the in-depth interviews for collecting data. The children and male youths who committed sexual crimes, the multidiscipline groups who worked for 3 years solving child and male youth problems and scholars who have worked for 5 years in their field, were the sample group, made up of 28 people.
The results of this research found that the educational level of children and male youths in relation to the sexual offenses was at grade 6, they were mostly from broken families, lacked refinement, and were addicted to drugs. The children and male youths who committed sexual offenses for the first time lacked a conscience but had sexual desires. The reasons for sexual offenses were hormones, emotions, sexual desires, challenges, pornography and a lack of sexual education. The researcher categorized the behavior which caused sexual offenses by children and male youths into 2 categories: 1. the victim consented because they were a couple and 2. The victim resisted so the children and male youths forced them. The victims in both cases were mostly close friends, friends, and girlfriends.
The recommendations for future research are to study children and male youth behavior in order to prevent sexual offences in the future. This research focuses on sexual crimes only; thus, other offenses should be studied. Moreover, community environment should be studied in order to prevent crimes due to the fact that if the community has a criminal association, this may cause crime. These further studies should also study couples behavior, especially in high school and at university levels to understand their attitudes, perspective and the way of life of children and youths.

Keywords: Sex Offense, Male Juvenile


How to Cite

Teravaninthorn, A. (2015). The Factors Leading to Sex Offenses of Male Juveniles. Thammasat Review, 17(1), 29–53. Retrieved from