Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Issue

  title={Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Issue},
  author={J. Anderson and Nancie J. Mangels and Adam H. Langsam},
  journal={Criminal Justice Studies},
  pages={107 - 126}
Child sexual abuse is an American crisis that has reached epidemic proportions. The criminal justice system typically responds with punitive sanctions against the offenders, neglecting the suffering and trauma experienced by the victims. This comes short of addressing the dynamics associated with child sexual abuse. Because of this, epidemiologists have declared this crime a public health issue and have offered the public health approach for the prevention and treatment of everyone involved in… Expand
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