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NCJ Number: 122672 Find in a Library
Title: Use of Theories about the Etiology of Incest as Guidelines for Legal and Therapeutic Interventions
Journal: Behavioral Sciences and the Law  Volume:6  Issue:2  Dated:(Spring 1988)  Pages:221-238
Author(s): J J Haugaard
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Explanations for the etiology of incest can be grouped into four general categories; by assessing which of these best describes a particular family, one can arrive at initial guidelines for developing effective intervention.
Abstract: Although some authors believe that one of the explanations is persuasive for most or all cases of incest, it appears that there is empirical and case report support for all four explanations. An assessment of a family can suggest which of the explanations for incest best fits them, and therefore can provide guidance about which legal and therapeutic interventions might be the most effective. 47 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Incest treatment
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Crime causes theory; Prediction
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