Research Papers
Child Sexual Abuse - A Review of Literature
This literature review provides the reader with an overview of major academic works concerning child sexual abuse in the general population. This is a comprehensive review of the available literature, though it is not a meta analysis (a synthesis of research results using various statistical methods to retrieve, select, and combine results from previous studies).
Karen J. Terry, Jennifer Tallon
01 Jan 2014
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse
The paper examines initiatives to prevent child sexual abuse, which have focused on two primary strategies—offender management and school-based educational programs. Recent major offender management initiatives have included registering sex offenders, notifying communities about their presence, conducting background employment checks, controlling where offenders can live, and imposing longer prison sentences.
David Finkelhor
01 Jan 2009
University of New Hampshire
Preventing Child Physical Abuse
Child physical abuse brutalizes, traumatizes, and intimidates children, and can lead to physical injury, violent behavior, mental and medical health problems, long-term physical and mental disability, brain injury, and in some instances death.
County of Glenn California
01 Jan 2005
County of Glenn California
Gender Differences in the Effect of Child Maltreatment on Criminal Activity over the Life Course
This paper adds to a growing body of knowledge regarding the criminal consequences of childhood victimization. A prospective research design is used to compare a group of maltreated youth to a matched control group in order to determine the extent to which child abuse and neglect influence both juvenile delinquency and adult crime.
Ryan E. Spohn
01 Jan 2010
University of Nebraska Omaha
Gender Differences in the Context and Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse
This article examines what the research to date has revealed about gender differences in the dynamics of child sexual abuse and the sequelae for male and female victims. These findings are important in understanding: how males and females experience, respond to and recover from such abuse; and how to protect, prevent, and adequately support both male and female victims of child sexual abuse and their families.
Judy Cashmore, Rita Shackel
01 Jan 2014
Australasian Legal Information Institute
Gender Differences in Disclosing Child Sexual Abuse
This quantitative research focuses on exploring the gender differences in disclosing child sexual abuse and reasons for nondisclosure. The influence of gender, guilt, relationship with the perpetrator, severity of abuse and honour on disclosure and reasons for nondisclosure is discussed in the paper. The author concludes that this study leads to a better understanding of and better response towards victims of child sexual abuse
Tilburg University
01 Jan 2013
Tilburg University
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