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The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States by Diana E.H. Russell

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Published by Sage Publications, Inc .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Child Abuse,
  • Crime & criminology,
  • Sociology,
  • Evaluation,
  • Victims of crimes surveys,
  • Social Science,
  • USA,
  • Human Services,
  • Abuse,
  • Abuse - General,
  • Children"s Studies,
  • Violence in Society,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Interpersonal Relations,
  • United States,
  • Child sexual abuse,
  • Rape,
  • Research

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9328959M
ISBN 100761903011
ISBN 109780761903017

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Introduction. Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a universal problem with grave life-long outcomes.[] The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines CSA as “the involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend and is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not developmentally prepared, or else that violate the laws or social taboos of . Child abuse, also called cruelty to children, the willful infliction of pain and suffering on children through physical, sexual, or emotional to the s the term child abuse normally referred to only physical mistreatment, but since then its application has expanded to include, in addition to inordinate physical violence, unjustifiable verbal abuse; the failure to . Child sexual abuse, also called child molestation, is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation. Forms of child sexual abuse include engaging in sexual activities with a child (whether by asking or pressuring, or by other means), indecent exposure (of the genitals, female nipples, etc.), child grooming, child sexual exploitation or . Catholic Church sexual abuse cases are cases of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests, nuns and members of religious the 20th and 21st centuries, the cases have involved many allegations, investigations, trials, convictions, and revelations about decades of attempts by Church officials to cover up reported incidents. The abused include mostly boys but also girls, .

Campus sexual assault is the sexual assault, including rape, of a student while attending an institution of higher learning, such as a college or university. The victims of such assaults are more frequently female, but any gender can be victimized. Estimates of sexual assault, which vary based on definitions and methodology, generally find that somewhere between 19–27% of . Sexual abuse of a child 6 § (/) A person can be convicted for sexual abuse of a child, if they touched or in another way commit a sexual act that is likely to cause harm to a child's development or get the child to commit a similar sexual act. Anyone who is under 16 years old is considered a child. Reporting Child Sexual Abuse. If you suspect a child is being sexually abused, getting the proper help and support is vital. Typically, the situations that require reporting are: A child and/or adult shows numerous and consistent warning signs of abuse or being at risk to abuse; A child has stated that he or she is being abused by an adult. In the United States, major allegations of Satanic ritual abuse occurred in the Kern County child abuse cases, McMartin preschool trial and the West Memphis 3, which garnered world-wide media coverage. It was eventually determined that no satanic abuse ever took place in these cases due to false testimony and police misconduct.

Introduction Sexual assault of children by adults is an epidemic that has reached significant proportion. According to Raymond Webster PhD, child sexual abuse “is typically defined as involving either actual physical or nonphysical contact experiences between a child and an adult in which the child is subjected to sexually based exploitation, humiliation, or degradation . Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a thing, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of these descriptions, one can also add the Kantian notion of the wrongness of using another human being as means to . Day-care sex-abuse hysteria was a moral panic that occurred primarily in the s and early s featuring charges against day-care providers of several forms of child abuse, including Satanic ritual abuse. A prominent case in Kern County, California first brought the issue of day-care sexual abuse to the forefront of the public awareness, and the issue figured prominently .   Four children, one as young as two-months-old old, have been filmed being raped before the videos were distributed to sick paedophiles all over the world. Sixteen people were charged with