Corpus ID: 39848922

How Clergy Sexual Misconduct Happens: A Qualitative Study of First-Hand Accounts

  title={How Clergy Sexual Misconduct Happens: A Qualitative Study of First-Hand Accounts},
  author={D. Garland and Christen Argueta},
  • D. Garland, Christen Argueta
  • Published 2009
  • This article reports a study based on phone interviews with 46 persons who as adults had experienced a sexual encounter or relationship with a religious leader. Fifteen others were also interviewed who had experienced the effects of those sexual encounters (husbands, friends and other staff members in the congregation), as well as two offending leaders. Subjects for this study were identified using networks of professionals, web sites, and media stories about the project. The resulting… CONTINUE READING
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