The Sexual Abuse of Children: Recognition and Redress

The Sexual Abuse of Children: Recognition and Redress


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The Sexual Abuse of Children: Recognition and Redress by Yorick Smaal

How can we seek justice and redress for the sexual abuse of children and better prevent the occurrence of such abuse...This work brings together the thoughts on this question advanced by leading scholars, from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, from around the world. These thinkers - some also professional practitioners - provide new perspectives on sanctioned and informal responses to abuse in religious, educational and total institutions, as well as to abuse carried out in non-institutional settings. The Sexual Abuse of Children will be a valuable resource for researchers, students and those who deal with related issues in professional contexts. About the editors: Yorick Smaal is a historian and ARC DECRA Research Fellow at Griffith University. His areas of research focus on sex and gender, war and society, and law and criminal justice. Andy Kaladelfos is a historian and Research Fellow with the ARC Laureate Fellowship Project 'Prosecution and the Criminal Trial in Australian History' at Griffith University. Andy's research examines gender, violence and the law. Mark Finnane is ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of History at Griffith University. His research in Australia and Ireland has focussed on the history of mental hospitals, prisons, punishment, policing and the criminal law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781876924171
Publisher: Monash University Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Series: Monash Studies in Australian Society Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Andy Kaladelfos Yorick Smaal Mark Finnane 1

Part 1 Histories of Child Sexual Abuse 5

Chapter 1 Some questions of history: Prosecuting and punishing child sexual assault Mark Finnane Yorick Smaal 7

Chapter 2 Sexual assault by teachers: Historical legislative, policy and prosecutorial responses Andy Kaladelfos Lisa Featherstone 20

Chapter 3 Narratives of innocence and seduction: Historical understandings of child sexual abuse in Australia Shurlee Swain 35

Chapter 4 Finding child sex abuse in the archives: The treatment of sexually offending clergy in the Church of England, 1871-1960 Timothy W. Jones 45

Part 2 Recognising and Responding to Abuse 59

Chapter 5 Preventing child sexual abuse: A place-based approach Stephen Smallbone Nadine McKillof 61

Chapter 6 Child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church Karen J. Terry 78

Chapter 7 Community process and the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect Suzanna Fay-Ramirez 92

Chapter 8 The privatisation of incest: The neglect of familial sexual abuse in Australian public inquiries Michael Salter 108

Part 3 Lessons Learned? Justice and Redress 121

Chapter 9 Investigating historical allegations of sexual abuse: The investigation of suspected offenders Mark Kebbell Nina Westera 123

Chapter 10 Child sexual abuse complainants under cross-examination: The ball is in our court Sarah O'Neill Rachel Zajac 132

Chapter 11 Child sexual abuse in faith-based institutions: Gender, spiritual trauma and treatment frameworks … Deborah Sauvage Patrick O'Leary 146

Chapter 12 Money for justice? Money's meaning and purpose as redress for historical institutional abuse Kathleen Daly 160

Chapter 13 New regulatory paradigms for preventing institutional child sexual abuse: Lessons from corporate crime and white-collar criminals Simon Bronitt 178

References 193

About the contributors 217

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