Home Truths: Family Based Violence Abuse and Inequality

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Violence and abuse occur regularly and sometimes routinely within families of all different kinds. Home Truths analyzes the structural constructionist perspective on the origins and effects of violence, abuse and inequality to illustrate the different forms of

power relations that exist and how they operate at an institutional and societal plane, and also at an individual level.

This is a timely review of academic and professional literature on the family, in particular with reference to gender, soical inequality and ethnicity. Issues

of marital rape, female mutilation and children who murder are tackled, and scrutinized alongside social policy and legislation.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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'In this hard-hitting book ... Professor Itzin ... questions the efficacy of current child sexual abuse prevention policies in stopping ... ordinary men's abuse of their own and other people's children ... She is clearly trying to change things for children in the future.' - Community Care
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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
Copyright acknowledgements
1 Child sexual abuse and the radical feminist endeavour: an overview 1
Pt. 1 Child sexual abuse and exploitation 25
2 What happened when women said 'incest' 27
3 Paedophile characteristics and patterns of behaviour: developing and using a typology 49
4 Sexual exploitation: a new discovery or one part of the continuum of sexual abuse in childhood? 70
5 Incest, 'paedophilia', pornography and prostitution: conceptualising the connections 87
6 Paternal incest: an autobiographical account 103
7 The experience and the effects of child sexual abuse involving pornography 123
8 Once I was a child and there was much pain: a glimpse into the soul of an incest survivor 141
9 The newly recognised shattering effects of child abuse 163
10 Child sexual abuse prevalence: a review and re-analysis of relevant studies 169
11 Sadistic, sexual and violent acts in the young: contributing and causal factors 199
12 Risk factors for development of sexually abusive behaviour in sexually victimized adolescent boys: cross sectional study 222
Pt. 2 Interventions 233
13 Child sexual abuse and the continuum of victim disclosure: professionals working with children in Cleveland in 1987 235
14 Helping girls involved in 'prostitution: a Barnardos' experiment 277
15 Treating adolescents who sexually abuse others 290
16 Patterns of sex offending and strategies for effective assessment and intervention 313
17 The uses of therapy: understanding and treating the effects of childhood abuse and neglect 335
18 Gender and the child protection process 353
19 The medical diagnosis of child sexual abuse in Cleveland in 1987: the paediatrician's dilemma 372
20 Confronting sexual abuse: challenges for the future 387
Pt. 3 Conclusion 403
21 Child protection and child sexual abuse prevention: influencing policy and practice 405
Index 449
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