Changing conceptualization of child sexual abuse: Impact on the prosecution of cases*

@inproceedings{Moyer1992ChangingCO,
  title={Changing conceptualization of child sexual abuse: Impact on the prosecution of cases*},
  author={Imogene L. Moyer},
  year={1992}
}
This paper traces the changing conceptualization of child sexual abuse from the victimology/family systems perspectives which emphasize that incest is a private, family affair to the more recent power‐control theoretical view that declares the importance of protecting the child victim from further abuse through criminal prosecution of cases. Analysis of data from 391 cases in three counties in Western Pennsylvania from 1980–1987 indicates that the vast majority of sexual abuse is father… CONTINUE READING