Early childhood experiences of men sexually abused as children

Hawkins, Russell, and Briggs, Freda (1995) Early childhood experiences of men sexually abused as children. Children Australia, 20 (2). pp. 18-23.

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A study which reported information obtained from male child molesters and from the male victims of child abuse has recently been completed. When the results of this study were released, they attracted considerable media attention. Unfortunately the media reports were often inaccurate. The page 1 headline on the South Australian edition of the Australian (Powell, 6/1/95), for example said 'One in two molesters cites abuse by Catholics'. This is incorrect. Furthermore, the media reports tended to unduly focus on issues to do with abuse by religious authorities and they failed to provide detail about other aspects of the study. In order to correct misinformation spread by the media, we present a short description of the study.

Item ID: 50953
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1035-0772
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 02:26
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%
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