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NCJ Number: 66033 Find in a Library
Title: SEXUAL VICTIMOLOGY OF YOUTH
Corporate Author: Charles C. Thomas
United States of America
Editor(s): L G SCHULTZ
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 432
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ANTHOLOGY OF READINGS ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE FOCUSES ON THE ISSUES OF LEGAL CONTROL, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, INCEST, THE VICTIM AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, THE CHILD SEX INDUSTRY, AND SEXUAL EMANCIPATION.
Abstract: THE RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT OF INCEST, RAPE, CHILD MOLESTATION, AND OTHER SEXUAL TRAUMATA OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS ARE FULLY DETAILED. MEDICAL MODELS DRAWN FROM EMERGENCY ROOM CASES AND GYNECOLOGY CLINIC RECORDS ILLUSTRATE THE VARIOUS MODES OF ABUSE. GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES ARE GIVEN FOR IDENTIFYING ABUSED CHILDREN AND DIAGNOSING AND REPORTING SEXUAL ABUSE CASES. THE LONG-RANGE EFFECTS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE ARE PRESENTED THROUGH A SURVEY OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SUFFERED SEXUAL TRAUMATA IN CHILDHOOD. A SPECIAL SECTION IS DEVOTED TO THE MULTIFACETED NATURE OF INCEST. CLINICAL CASE STUDIES FOCUS ON THERAPY FOR THE INCEST VICTIM AND THE FAMILY, INCLUDING A HUMANISTIC TREATMENT PROGRAM FOR FATHER-DAUGHTER INCEST CASES. THE CHILD VICTIM IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS VIEWED FROM THE GENERAL PERSPECTIVE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIAL TECHNIQUES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACCOMMODATING CHILD WITNESSES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCEEDINGS TO EASE THE EXPERIENCE. THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF POLICE INTERROGATION OF CHILDREN, CHILDREN'S TESTIMONY, COURTROOM PROCEDURES, AND COURTROOM USE OF AGENCY AND HOSPITAL RECORDS ARE DISCUSSED. A SECTION DEVOTED TO THE CHILD SEX INDUSTRY EXAMINES ADULT SEXUAL INTEREST IN CHILDREN AND MINORS. INTERVIEWS WITH UNCONVICTED CHILD MOLESTERS AND THEIR SPOUSES DOCUMENT PEDERASTIC AND PEDOPHILIAC BEHAVIORS. THE RECRUITMENT AND USE OF MINORS IN PORNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKING IS ALSO DISCUSSED. CONCLUDING REMARKS DEAL WITH THE EVOLUTION OF THE AGE-OF-CONSENT LEGAL DOCTRINE AND THE CHANGING SOCIAL PATTERNS OF YOUTHFUL SEXUAL EXPRESSION AND BEHAVIORS, CHALLENGING THE AGE-OF-CONSENT AND STATUTORY RAPE LAWS. THE APPENDIXES FEATURE A LISTING OF U.S. STATUTORY RAPE LAWS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY DIVIDED INTO TOPICAL HEADINGS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Case studies; Child abuse detection; Child abuse situation remedies; Child molesters; Child Pornography; Crimes against children; Incest; Juvenile prostitution; Legal doctrines; Psychological victimization effects; Rights of minors; Social change; Statutory rape; Trial procedures; Victimology; Witnesses
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