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

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posted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by Rebecca. Deering
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.

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2 v. ; 30 cm.

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eng

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Degree conferred 2006.

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D.Psychology (Forensic)

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Faculty of Health

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School of Psychology

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