Corpus ID: 5319792

The Social Construction of the Child Sex Offender Explored by Narrative

  title={The Social Construction of the Child Sex Offender Explored by Narrative},
  author={H. Gavin},
  journal={The Qualitative Report},
  • H. Gavin
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • The Qualitative Report
  • 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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