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NCJ Number: NCJ 241963     Find in a Library
Title: Child Sexual Abuse in the Anglican Church of Australia
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:21  Issue:5  Dated:September - October 2012  Pages:553 to 570
Author(s): Patrick N. Parkinson ; R. Kim Oates ; Amanda A. Jayakody
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 18
Document: HTML 
Type: Case Study
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reports on a retrospective study of cases of child sexual abuse complaints made against clergy, other employed pastoral staff, and volunteers in the Anglican Church of Australia between 1990 and 2008.
Abstract: This article reports on a retrospective study of cases of child sexual abuse complaints made against clergy, other employed pastoral staff, and volunteers in the Anglican Church of Australia between 1990 and 2008. There were 191 allegations of sexual abuse made by 180 complainants against 135 individuals. Twenty-seven of those 135 had more than one complaint made against them. Three-quarters of all complainants were male. The most likely explanation for the large proportion of abused males is that the church gives many more opportunities for abusers to be alone with boys than with girls. Prevention strategies need to focus on reducing the opportunities for abuse to occur as well strategies concerning the recruitment of professional staff and volunteers. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Sex offenders ; Religion ; Child abuse prevention ; Australia
   
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