Sexual Abuse of Children: Contested Issues and Competing Interests

@article{Faller2004SexualAO,
  title={Sexual Abuse of Children: Contested Issues and Competing Interests},
  author={K. Faller},
  journal={Criminal Justice Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={358 - 376}
}
  • K. Faller
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Criminal Justice Review
Child sexual abuse is a contested social issue, both when children make reports andwhen adults describe sexual victimization that occurred during their childhoods. In large part, controversies emanate from the competing interests ofthose directly involved in the sexual abuse allegation, reported victims, and perpetrators (Faller, 1984). Issues in dispute that are highlighted in these three books are the occurrence ofsexual abuse in particular cases, the prevalence and severity ofsexual abuse… Expand
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