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NCJ Number: 135875 Find in a Library
Title: You Don't Have to Molest That Child
Author(s): T A Smith
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Cmtte to Prevent Child Abuse
Chicago, IL 60604
Publication Number: ISBN 0-937906-55-7
Sale Source: National Cmtte to Prevent Child Abuse
200 S Michigan Ave., 17th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60604
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet provides information about child molesters and the prevention of child sexual abuse.
Abstract: It explains what constitutes child sexual abuse, and why it happens. It emphasizes that the decision to abuse a child sexually is made solely by the offender. This wrong decision can be attributed to thinking errors, emotions, and changes in the sexual system of the molester. The cycle of sexual abuse consists of a depressional low self-image; increasing temptations; weak self-control; sexual contact with a child; guilt; false promises; and a return to the low self-image part of the cycle. In order to deal with this problem, the offender needs help to avoid further complications before steps for stopping the abuse can be recommended. Further readings and resources on the subject are listed.
Main Term(s): Child molesters
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Crime specific countermeasures; Sexual behavior
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