Stockholm Syndrome and Child Sexual Abuse

  title={Stockholm Syndrome and Child Sexual Abuse},
  author={Shirley J{\"u}lich},
  journal={Journal of Child Sexual Abuse},
  pages={107 - 129}
  • Shirley Jülich
  • Published 24 October 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
ABSTRACT This article, based on an analysis of unstructured interviews, identifies that the emotional bond between survivors of child sexual abuse and the people who perpetrated the abuse against them is similar to that of the powerful bi-directional relationship central to Stockholm Syndrome as described by Graham (1994). Aspects of Stockholm Syndrome could be identified in the responses of adult survivors of child sexual abuse, which appeared to impact on their ability to criminally report… 

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