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NCJ Number: 188662 Find in a Library
Title: Incest, Paedophilia, Pornography and Prostitution: Making Familial Males More Visible as the Abusers
Journal: Child Abuse Review  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:January-February 2001  Pages:35-48
Author(s): Catherine Itzin
Date Published: January 2001
Page Count: 14
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study used survivor case study and sex offender data used in previous research in the United Kingdom to demonstrate how pedophile typologies and sex offender classifications contribute to constructing the invisibility of the ordinary heterosexual family men who sexually abuse their own children and other people’s children.
Abstract: The data also formed the basis for developing a typology that constructed the connections between incest, pedophilia, pornography, and prostitution in the form of a continuum typology of child sexual abuse and the characteristics of child sexual abusers. The typology captured the crossover of victims and perpetrators and the overlap of intrafamilial and extrafamilial child sexual abuse and exploitation. This framework became the basis for a classification that considered abusers’ genders and accounted for both the overlap and the dominant current discourse of policing and policy. This discourse has made pedophilia and child sexual abuse synonymous and has overlooked incest abusers. The analysis concluded that incest and pedophilia should not be considered as separate and different phenomena, because they are inextricably linked. Figures and 53 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child molesters; Child Sexual Abuse; Foreign offenders; Incest; Offender profiles; Sex offenders; United Kingdom (UK); Victims in foreign countries
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