Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse: Policy and Practice

Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse: Policy and Practice


Edited by Catherine Itzin, Edited by Jalna Hanmer, Edited by Sheila Quaid


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 233mm x 22mm | 876g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415152623
  • ISBN 13: 9780415152624
  • Illustrations note: 34 black & white tables

Product description

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.

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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