Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management approaches the issue of child sexual abuse from several viewpoints. First, child abuse will be considered from both victimization and offending perspectives and, although empirical scholarship will inform much of the content, there will be applied material from experts and practitioners in the field - from policing to child safety to intelligence. This is a significant divergence from literature most commonly provided in the market.
Additionally, contemporary scholarship on issues surrounding child abuse includes (but is not limited to) typologies (such as psychological, sexual and physical abuse, and neglect), risk and protective factors (at individual and community levels), recognition, responses, biopsychosocial outcomes (dealt with in discrete chapters), public policy, prevention, institutional abuse, children and corrections, treatment and management (including global comparisons), and myths and fallacies (e.g. outcomes for children of same-sex marriages).
- Approaches child sexual abuse from both victimization and offending perspectives
- Comprised of both empirical scholarship as well as applied material from global experts and practitioners
- Coverage includes the significant advances in areas such as disclosure, neurological effects of child abuse and neuroplasticity, trafficking, and online and virtual child abuse
Part 1: Types of Child Sexual Abuse 1. Child Sexual Abuse: Complexities and Contexts 2. Offender Subtypes and Theories of Child Sexual Abuse
Illustrations Using Two Singapore Case Studies 3. Children's low status and vulnerability leading to poly-victimization, including sexual abuse: The need for attitudinal change and enhanced primary intervention and response strategies 4. The Sexual Exploitation of children through Prostitution and in Travel and Tourism 5. Online Child Sexual Offending 6. Understanding the Prevalence and Dynamics of Sibling Sexual Abuse 7. Female Child Sexual Offenders 8. Child sexual abuse in the context of disability
Part 2: Impact and Outcomes of Child Sexual Abuse 9. Forensic Victimology in Child Sexual Abuse Cases 10. A Neurodevelopmental perspective of early-life sexual abuse: Characteristics, consequences, and treatment 11. Institutional abuse 12. Morbidity and Mortality: Health Outcomes and Premature Death in Adult Victims of CSA 13. Revictimization of sexually abused children 14. A developmental lifecourse approach to the study of offending and victimization following child sexual abuse 15. Trajectories of juvenile sex offenders and the influence of sexual victimization on these trajectories 16. Human Trafficking Narratives: A Focus on Sexual Exploitation and the Potential Implications for Young Sex 17. Vulnerabilty to fatal violence: Child sexual abuse victims as homicide participants in Australia
Part 3: Management: Responding to Child Sexual Abuse 18. The Uneven distribution of Child Sexual Abuse 19. Education Professionals' Role in Identifying and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse: Untangling the Maze 20. Investigating CSA 21. Recantations and Retractions in Child Sexual Abuse Cases 22. An overview of best practice investigative interviewing of child witnesses of sexual assault 23. A Review of the Use of Special Measures for Complainants' Evidence at Trial 24. The effect of complainant age on outcomes in the criminal justice system: Case tracking from report to conviction 25. Sex offender reunification 26. Interventions for Sex Offenders Who Target Child Victims 27. The Treatment of Child Sexual Offenders: Applying an evidence-based and ethical approach 28. A conceptual framework for the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse (CSA) in ethnic minority communities 29. Prevention of CSA 30. Exploring policing and industry practice in the prevention of online CSA 31. The Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation: An Analysis of Organisational and Criminological Contributors
India Bryce is currently completing her PhD at the University of Southern Queensland, she also holds a Master of Social Work: Forensic Studies, Vocational Graduate Certificate: Community Service Practice (Client Assessment and Case Management), Vocational Graduate Certificate: Community Services Practice (Statutory Child Protection), Masters in Guidance and Counselling, and Bachelor of Education. India is currently a lecturer in Human Development, Wellbeing and Counselling at the University of Southern Queensland and has previously worked as a Child Safety Officer in the state of Queensland.
Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne's areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.