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NCJ Number: NCJ 241454     Find in a Library
Title: News Coverage of Child Sexual Abuse and Prevention, 2007–2009
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:July - August 2012  Pages:470 to 487
Author(s): Pamela Mejia ; Andrew Cheyne ; Lori Dorfman
Date Published: 08/2012
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Ms. Foundation for Women
United States of America
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents an analysis of newspaper coverage from 2007 to 2009 to describe how the daily news presents and frames day-to-day stories about child sexual abuse.
Abstract: News media coverage of child sexual abuse can help policymakers and the public understand what must be done to prevent future abuse, but coverage tends to focus on extreme cases. This article presents an analysis of newspaper coverage from 2007 to 2009 to describe how the daily news presents and frames day-to-day stories about child sexual abuse. When child sexual abuse receives news attention, the stories focus primarily on the criminal justice details of a specific incident rather than contextual information about causes of and solutions to child sexual abuse, and prevention is rarely addressed. The authors offer suggestions for strategies that advocates can use to help reporters improve news coverage so that it better contextualizes child sexual abuse and links it to prevention policies. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Media coverage
Index Term(s): Analysis ; Intervention ; Child abuse reporting ; Child Sexual Abuse
   
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