Female-perpetrated child sexual abuse : impact, professional perspectives and management

Deering, Rebecca. 2005, Female-perpetrated child sexual abuse : impact, professional perspectives and management, D.Psychology (Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Female-perpetrated child sexual abuse : impact, professional perspectives and management
Alternative title Counselling dually diagnosed female victims of child sexual abuse
Author Deering, Rebecca.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psychology (Forensic)
Date submitted 2005
Keyword(s) Child molesters
Child sexual abuse
Adult child sexual abuse victims - Case studies
Summary Research has shown that female-perpetrated child sexual abuse is under-recognised. Three studies were undertaken concerning victims' experiences, professional perspectives and court sentencing transcripts. These studies found that victim impact was significant; professionals considered the phenomenon less serious than male sexual offending; and that female sexual offenders were dealt with less harshly than male offenders within the criminal justice system. The portfolio examines four case studies concerning adult females who have reported a history of child sexual abuse within the context of a dual-diagnosis counselling agency and investigates both psychological and behavioural difficulties revealed by each of the young women.
Notes Degree conferred 2006.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.7
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026926

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