Child sexual abuse and the media: a literature review.

  title={Child sexual abuse and the media: a literature review.},
  author={Jane Long Weatherred},
  journal={Journal of child sexual abuse},
  volume={24 1},
The media play an important role in practice, policy, and public perception of child sexual abuse, in part by the way in which news stories are framed. Child sexual abuse media coverage over the past 50 years can be divided into five time periods based on the types of stories that garnered news coverage and the ways in which public policy was changed. This systematic literature review of research on child sexual abuse media coverage across disciplines and geographic boundaries examines 16… CONTINUE READING