The Social Construction of the Child Sex Offender Explored by Narrative

@inproceedings{Gavin2005TheSC,
  title={The Social Construction of the Child Sex Offender Explored by Narrative},
  author={Helen Gavin},
  year={2005}
}
The notion of "child sex offender" provokes aversion, but it may be that it is a social construction. We suggest that a Dominant narrative, in which child sex offenders are constructed as irredeemable, persists, despite the emergence of assumption challenging Alternative narratives. A story completion method was used to elicit themes of Dominant or Alternative narratives, theory-led thematic analysis was used to identify them. The use and analysis of narrative and free-form stories are well… CONTINUE READING

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