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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 241965     Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Revictimization in Adult Women: Examining Factors Associated with Their Childhood and Adulthood Experiences
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Author(s): Cassandra Simmel ; Judy L. Postmus ; Inseon Lee
  Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:21  Issue:5  Dated:September - October 2012  Pages:593 to 611
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 19
  Annotation: This study examined the relationship between the experience and disclosure of childhood sexual abuse and subsequent adult sexual violence.
Abstract: Using data collected from a sample of adult women (n = 234), this study examined the relationship between the experience and disclosure of childhood sexual abuse and subsequent adult sexual violence. Multivariate analyses revealed that physical force during the childhood sexual abuse experience was significant in both children's decisions to disclose as well as in adult revictimization experiences. Furthermore, childhood disclosures were significantly associated with adulthood disclosures about revictimization, but only when there was no action following the childhood disclosure. The implications for enhancing training and education about understanding and responding to children and women's disclosures about sexual violence are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Adults molested as children
Index Term(s): Child abuse ; Sexual assault ; Victimization surveys ; Multiple victimization ; Victims of violence ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-IJ-CX-1037
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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