Home Truths: Family Based Violence Abuse and Inequality

Home Truths: Family Based Violence Abuse and Inequality

by Catherine Itzin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415152615

ISBN-13: 9780415152617

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse brings together the findings of research and clinical work by leading figures in the UK and USA. It makes visible the prevalence of sexual abuse and exploitation of children by normal, ordinary, heterosexual family men, both within and outside the family. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary in approach, it covers the many

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Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse brings together the findings of research and clinical work by leading figures in the UK and USA. It makes visible the prevalence of sexual abuse and exploitation of children by normal, ordinary, heterosexual family men, both within and outside the family. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary in approach, it covers the many different aspects of child sexual abuse including:
*phenomenology
*definitions and terminology
*epidemiology
*explanatory frameworks
*concepts and theory
*the contribution of radical feminism
*constructs, classifications and typologies
*policy
*treatments
*multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work
*medical advice
*gender issues
*criminal justice.
The book provides the evidence and knowledge base necessary to begin to achieve effective prevention. It offers professionals, researchers and policy makers an invaluable source of reference and an informed basis for action.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415152617
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Copyright acknowledgements
Introduction
1Child sexual abuse and the radical feminist endeavour: an overview1
Pt. 1Child sexual abuse and exploitation25
2What happened when women said 'incest'27
3Paedophile characteristics and patterns of behaviour: developing and using a typology49
4Sexual exploitation: a new discovery or one part of the continuum of sexual abuse in childhood?70
5Incest, 'paedophilia', pornography and prostitution: conceptualising the connections87
6Paternal incest: an autobiographical account103
7The experience and the effects of child sexual abuse involving pornography123
8Once I was a child and there was much pain: a glimpse into the soul of an incest survivor141
9The newly recognised shattering effects of child abuse163
10Child sexual abuse prevalence: a review and re-analysis of relevant studies169
11Sadistic, sexual and violent acts in the young: contributing and causal factors199
12Risk factors for development of sexually abusive behaviour in sexually victimized adolescent boys: cross sectional study222
Pt. 2Interventions233
13Child sexual abuse and the continuum of victim disclosure: professionals working with children in Cleveland in 1987235
14Helping girls involved in 'prostitution: a Barnardos' experiment277
15Treating adolescents who sexually abuse others290
16Patterns of sex offending and strategies for effective assessment and intervention313
17The uses of therapy: understanding and treating the effects of childhood abuse and neglect335
18Gender and the child protection process353
19The medical diagnosis of child sexual abuse in Cleveland in 1987: the paediatrician's dilemma372
20Confronting sexual abuse: challenges for the future387
Pt. 3Conclusion403
21Child protection and child sexual abuse prevention: influencing policy and practice405
Index449

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