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NCJ Number: 118814 Find in a Library
Title: Child Sexual Abuse and Pornography: Is There a Relationship?
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(1988)  Pages:253-267
Author(s): D D Knudsen
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 15
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the role of pornography in contributing to child sexual abuse by reviewing laboratory studies and the circumstances of such abuse.
Abstract: The causes of child abuse, a major form of maltreatment, have remained obscure. A review of official reports and other research indicated that the circumstances surrounding sexual abuse have been inadequately specified to allow causal interpretations. An assessment of the research literature suggested thet pornography was a minor and indirect influence on child sexual maltreatment. 108 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Child Pornography
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Psychological influences on crime
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