LOCATION OF THE SEX-OFFENSE: SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLGROUNDS.
Sex offenses, especially those involving younger children, taking place
on or near schoolgrounds, turned out to be so few that they could well have
been combined with the miscellaneous cases in the "other places" category.
Understandably, they were most often against young girls, but the incidence
was only 3 per cent and represents only eight cases. Schoolgrounds were a
location in from 1 to 2 per cent of each of the three homosexual-offense
groups, there being a total of six cases in the 490 such offenses on which
pertinent data are available. School premises were also only a minor factor
in cases of exhibition, occurring there 2 per cent of the time. Thus the
relative unimportance of schools and schoolgrounds as a place of offense in
the present data is clear. It is a fact that California law since 1947 has
had very strict penalties for loitering near schools, and the threat of
enforcement of its terms (one year to life) may have had a real deterring
effect. This would apply at least in the California cases, which represent
more than a half of the present sample.
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