Grooming: A Case Study

  title={Grooming: A Case Study},
  author={Rosaleen McElvaney},
  journal={Journal of Child Sexual Abuse},
  pages={608 - 627}
  • Rosaleen McElvaney
  • Published 11 December 2018
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
ABSTRACT In recent years, legislation recognizing the grooming of a child for the purposes of sexual abuse as a criminal offense has been introduced. However, there is a limited evidence base on the mechanisms involved in grooming behavior, particularly from the perspective of those who have experienced grooming. This article, drawing on an in depth case study of a 52-year-old man, using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, explores the experience of grooming from childhood into adulthood… 
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