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Citation

Salter M. Child Abuse Rev. 2018; 27(3): 165-170.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1002/car.2516

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

Over the last 40 years, child sexual abuse (CSA) has become a regular, if discomforting, focus of public concern and attention. A constant stream of news items, investigations and arrests, public inquiries and statements from politicians and authorities can leave the impression that child sex offending is being countered by the full opposition of the state and community. This impression is deceptive. There have been, of course, meaningful advances in child protection and therapeutic responses to victimised children and adult survivors, and improvements in public awareness and understanding of CSA. Nonetheless, the challenges that CSA have always posed to child protection, health services, law enforcement and society at large - including the prevalence and secrecy of CSA, the complexities of prosecution and the multiple impacts on victims - remain with us today. Meanwhile, patterns of sexual offending against children continue to evolve with the development of new technologies and strategies for sexual exploitation...


Language: en

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