Puberty Knowledge and Communication among Adolescent Sexual Offenders in Indonesia: A Qualitative Study

Authors

  • Emi kosvianti1, 2 , Emy Susanti3 , Windhu Purnomo4, Agung Suhadi5

Keywords:

knowledge, puberty, communication, adolescent, sex offenders.

Abstract

Introduction: Rape against women, as one of sexual assaults form, which has been became a serius issue

throughout the world in social and public health. It is a gross violation on the women’s human rights, which

is can not be accepted from any perspectives. In the latest cases, the perpetrators of rape are conducted by

adolescent or minor.

Purpose: This article presents the study how the young sexual offenders’ knowledge on puberty and their

sexual communication.

Method: This research was qualitative toward 30 sexual perpetrators, all informants are being undergone

sentences in Correctional Institutions of Bengkulu province, Indonesia. The informants were all child

convicts, (aged less than 18 years) at four correctional institution in Bengkulu province.

Results of the study: The perpetrators of sexual assault were middle adolescents who were in-between 16

to 18 years. Based on the results of analysis were found that there were ineffective sexual communication

patterns among perpetrators, both informants communication parents, friends, teachers and couples.

Moreover, this study found inadequate puberty knowledge among sexual offenders.

Research limitations: This article only describes sexual communication and knowledge on puberty, while

other individual factors and social aspects are not discussed at all in this article.

Originality: Based on the various results of previous studies, there are no researches have been found that

specifically examines the behavior of sexual violence by minors in Bengkulu province.

Author Biography

Emi kosvianti1, 2 , Emy Susanti3 , Windhu Purnomo4, Agung Suhadi5

1 Doctor Candidate, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, 2Faculty of Health Sciences, Muhammadiyah

University of Bengkulu, 3 Professor, Department of Sociology, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia, 3 Associate

Professor, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia, 5Lecturer in English Departemant,

Muhammadiyah University of Bengkulu, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Emi kosvianti1, 2 , Emy Susanti3 , Windhu Purnomo4, Agung Suhadi5. (2020). Puberty Knowledge and Communication among Adolescent Sexual Offenders in Indonesia: A Qualitative Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1883-1887. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10693