author={Thomas Oellerich},
  journal={Sexuality and Culture},
ConclusionThe Rind et al. study of the impact of CSA among college students is politically incorrect but scientifically correct. It has a number of important implications for the research and practice communities. Among the more important is the need to stop exaggerating the negative impact of, adult/nonadult sexual behavior, as suggested earlier by both Browne and Finkelhor and by Seligman. Another important implication is for conducting research that does not approach the issue of adult… Expand
On the Iatrogenic Nature of the Child Sexual Abuse Discourse
In the last decades of the twentieth century there was an unprecedented surge of anxieties and alarm over erotic experiences involving minors and adults, which has continued as a social andExpand
Abused to Abuser
Abstract This study examines the “Abused-to-Abuser” (AtA) hypothesis of the etiology of adult male sexual attraction to boys, which proposes that a boy who is sexually “abused” will, when older, beExpand
Science and child sexual abuse: navigating the pathway between emotion and objectivity
Child sexual abuse is an issue that generates strong emotions, but scientific analysis of the problem demands dispassionate objectivity. This paper explores the tension between these two opposingExpand
Childhood ‘Innocence’ is Not Ideal: Virtue Ethics and Child–Adult Sex
Malón (Arch Sexual Behav 44(4):1071–1083, 2015) concluded that the usual arguments against sexual relationships between adults and prepubertal children are inadequate to rule out the moralExpand
Adult–Child Sex and the Limits of Liberal Sexual Morality
  • A. Malón
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2015
This article is a critical review of the most common arguments in the specialized literature about the moral status of sexual relationships between adults and prepubescent children to reveal how the usual ethical analysis of these experiences very clearly shows the limits and contradictions of contemporary liberal morality regarding sexual matters. Expand
Onanism and Child Sexual Abuse: A Comparative Study of Two Hypotheses
  • A. Malón
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2010
A comparative analysis will allow a critical look at the assumptions of the CSA hypothesis in order to make evident the similarities to the conceptual model that enabled the Onanism hypothesis in the past. Expand
The “Participating Victim” in the Study of Erotic Experiences Between Children and Adults: An Historical Analysis
  • A. Malón
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2011
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Relationship of Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Self-Perception of Consent to Current Functioning
In 1998 Rind, Tromovitch and Bauserman conducted a meta-analysis using a college sample which challenged the prevailing belief that childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has inherent deleterious effects.Expand
An overwhelming sense of injustice? An exploration of child sexual abuse in relation to the concept of justice
This article explores the relationship between justice and child sexual abuse, developing a broader theoretical conception of justice than that customarily applied. The traditional legal perceptionExpand
Crimina Carnis and Morally Obligatory Suicide
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Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony
The credibility of children's testimony is a hotly debated topic in America's courtrooms, universities and professional organisations. Are children more suggestible than adults, and if so, what areExpand
Making monsters : false memories, psychotherapy, and sexual hysteria
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The politics of child abuse in America
The recent surge in reports of child abuse has led Costin, Karger, and Stoesz to examine whether our current responses to the problem are adequate. In this book they trace the cultural, social, andExpand
A meta-analytic examination of assumed properties of child sexual abuse using college samples.
Self-reported reactions to and effects from CSA indicated that negative effects were neither pervasive nor typically intense, and that men reacted much less negatively than women, which was completely consistent with data from national samples. Expand
Catharsis, aggression, and persuasive influence: self-fulfilling or self-defeating prophecies?
Contrary to the catharsis hypothesis and to the self-fulfilling prophecy prediction, people who read the procatharsis message and then hit the punching bag were subsequently more aggressive than were people who reading the anticatharsi message. Expand
Efficacy of treatment for victims of child sexual abuse.
The authors contend that the event of sexual abuse does not, in and of itself, create a need for treatment in all child victims, but that both a need and a benefit exist for the provision of support during the acute adjustment period for those children who are most at risk for long-term negative effects. Expand
Sociopolitical Biases in the Contemporary Scientific Literature on Adult Human Sexual Behavior with Children and Adolescents
This chapter explores certain tendencies within that body of victimology-based literature sometimes referred to as the “new research” and writing on the subject of incest and child sexual abuse.2 TheExpand
A meta‐analytic review of findings from national samples on psychological correlates of child sexual abuse
In response to the availability of a growing literature on the psychological correlates of child sexual abuse (CSA), numerous researchers have conducted literature reviews of these correlates. TheseExpand
Impact of sexual abuse on children: a review and synthesis of recent empirical studies.
The findings suggest the absence of any specific syndrome in children who have been sexually abused and no single traumatizing process. Expand