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Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse : Policy and Practice - Catherine Itzin

Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse

Policy and Practice

By: Catherine Itzin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th July 2000
ISBN: 9780415152624
Number Of Pages: 480

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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.

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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

Acknowledgementsp. xv
Copyright Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Introductionp. xviii
Child Sexual Abuse and the Radical Feminist Endeavourp. 1
What Happened When Women Said 'Incest'p. 27
Paedophile Characteristics and Patterns of Behaviourp. 49
Sexual Exploitationp. 70
Incest, 'Paedophilia', Pornography and Prostitutionp. 87
The Victim Experience of Child Sexual Abuse and Its Effectsp. 101
Paternal Incestp. 103
The Experience and the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse Involving Pornographyp. 123
Once I Was a Child and There Was Much Painp. 141
The Newly Recognised Shattering Effects of Child Abusep. 163
The Nature and Extent of Child Sexual Abusep. 167
Child Sexual Abuse Prevalencep. 169
Contributing and Causal Factorsp. 197
Sadistic, Sexual and Violent Acts in the Youngp. 199
Risk Factors for Development of Sexually Abusive Behaviour in Sexually Victimised Adolescent Boysp. 222
Child Sexual Abuse and the Continuum of Victim Disclosurep. 235
Helping Girls Involved in 'Prostitution'p. 277
Treating Adolescents Who Sexually Abuse Othersp. 290
Patterns of Sex Offending and Strategies for Effective Assessment and Interventionp. 313
The Uses of Therapyp. 335
Child Protection Policyp. 351
Gender and the Child Protection Processp. 353
The Medical Diagnosis of Child Sexual Abuse in Cleveland in 1987p. 372
Confronting Sexual Abusep. 387
Conclusionp. 403
Child Protection and Child Sexual Abuse Preventionp. 405
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9780415152624
ISBN-10: 0415152623
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 13th July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1