Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse

Policy and Practice

Edited by Catherine Itzin

© 2000 – Routledge

480 pages

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Paperback: 9780415152624
pub: 2000-07-12
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Hardback: 9780415152617
pub: 2000-07-26
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About the Book

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.

Reviews

'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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
SOC047000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies
SOC051000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society