Published in 1999, this book is based on major research projects in Britain, Canada and Australia on the meaning, nature and impact of child sexual abuse. Theoretical perspectives include a consideration of the contextualisation of knowledge about child abuse; how sexual abuse may be embedded within other types of family pathology; and a feminist perspective on patriarchy and adolescent prostitution. The book also contains an important chapter with new data on male sexual offenders, and on men and women who kill children. A chapter on men who kill themselves when faced with accusations of child sexual abuse offers a humanistic perspective on the problem. Further chapters on social work processing of child sexual abuse cases, and of group treatment for victims point to further directions in research, policy and practice.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Conceptual and Policy Issues 1. Towards Rethinking Moral Panic: Child Sexual Abuse Conflicts and Social Constructionist Responses Chris Atmore 2. Children First: Challenges and Dilemmas for Social Workers Investigating and Treating Child Sexual Abuse Christopher Bagley Part 2: Clinical Issues 3. Is Family Dysfunction More Harmful than Child Sexual Abuse? A Controlled Study Guy Pelletier and Lee C. Handy 4. The Interactive Effects of Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse on Adjustment in a Longitudinal Study of 565 Children From Birth to 17 Christopher Bagley, Loretta Young and Kanka Mallick 5. Long-term Evaluation of Group Counselling for Women with a History of Child Sexual Abuse: Focus on Depression, Self-Esteem, Suicidal Behaviours and Social Support Christopher Bagley and Loretta Young Part 3: Adolescent Outcomes 6. The Youngest Profession – The Oldest Oppression: A Study of Sex Work Susan McIntyre 7. Child and Adolescent Prostitution in Canada and The Philippines: Comparative Case Studies and Policy Proposals Christopher Bagley Part 4: Social Work Issues 8. Child Protection and Children’s Welfare: Complementary Priorities? Elaine Sharland 9. Mother’s Involvement in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations and Support: Community Care or Child Protection? Shirley Jackson and Graham Tuson Part 5: Offender Issues 10. Men and Women who Kill, and Men who Abuse Children: A Study of the Psychiatric-Child Abuse Interface Colin Pritchard and Julia Stroud 11. Completed Suicide in Men Accused of Sexual Crimes Involving Children: Implications for a Humanistic Approach Christopher Bagley and Colin Pritchard.