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NCJ Number: 184223 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Aggression Within the Family (From Sexual Aggression, P 75-105, 1999, Jon A. Shaw, M.D., ed. -- See NCJ-184220)
Author(s): G. Pirooz Sholevar M.D.; Linda D. Schwoeri Ph.D.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Sale Source: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter examines sexual aggression within the family.
Abstract: The chapter reviews the occurrence of sexual aggression and incest in families, taking into consideration both individual psychopathology and family dysfunction. It examines the literature on the prevalence and incidence rates of incest, and discusses assessment and treatment considerations. Incest can best be understood and treated within the context of the family. Incestuous relationships are a sign of disturbances in family relationships in which family members are unable to negotiate their basic needs for nurturance, trust, affection, sexuality, and aggression. It has been a major contextual misperception to treat incestuous behavior as a manifestation of the perpetrator’s personality deficiencies. One must look not only at the perpetrator’s role but also at the parents’ contributions and the vulnerabilities in the victim that make her or him particularly vulnerable to exploitation. However, even this expanded view does not recognize the powerful impact of family organization and rules in the promotion of incestuous behavior. References
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Family counseling; Family offenses; Home environment; Incest; Incest treatment; Psychological theories; Psychological victimization effects; Sex offenses; Victim services
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