Organised Sexual Abuse

  • Filename: organised-sexual-abuse.
  • ISBN: 9780415689779
  • Release Date: 2012-10-16
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Michael Salter
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book examines the sexual abuse of children by groups or networks. It reviews the debates and controversy surrounding organised abuse and examines case studies of 21 adults in Australia who experienced organised sexual abuse in childhood. Themes discussed include: the relationship between sexual abuse and organised abuse; debates on allegations and recovered memories; police responses; the contexts in which sexually abusive groups develop and operate; the role of religion and ritual in subcultures of organised sexual abuse; and the experience of adult and child victims in the criminal justice system and health system.

Organised Sexual Abuse

  • Filename: organised-sexual-abuse.
  • ISBN: 9781136177798
  • Release Date: 2012-11-12
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Michael Salter
  • Publisher: Routledge



Organised Sexual Abuse offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary investigation of this phenomenon. Since the early 1980s, social workers and mental health professionals around the globe have encountered clients reporting sexual abuse by organized groups or networks. These allegations have been amongst the most controversial in debates over child sexual abuse, raising many unanswered questions. Are reports of organized abuse factual or the product of moral panic and false memories? If these reports are true, what is the appropriate response? The fields of child protection and psychotherapy have been polarised over the issue. And, although cases of organized abuse continue to be uncovered, a reasoned and evidence-based analysis of the subject is long overdue. Examining the existing evidence, and supplementing it with further qualitative research, in this book Michael Salter addresses: the relationship between sexual abuse and organized abuse; questions over the veracity of testimony; the gap between the policing response to sexual abuse and the realities of child sexual exploitation; the contexts in which sexually abusive groups develop and operate; the role of religion and ritual in subcultures of multi-perpetrator sexual abuse; as well as the experience of adults and children with histories of organized abuse in the criminal justice system and health system. Organized Sexual Abuse thus provides a definitive analysis that will be of immense value to those with professional and academic interests in this area.

Grappling with Smoke

  • Filename: grappling-with-smoke.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015045663229
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 41
  • Author: Bernard Gallagher
  • Publisher:



The past five years have seen increased recognition of the scale of organized child sexual abuse. Summarizing interviews with police officers, social services department staff and voluntary sector staff, this report examines investigations into 13 community based, five institution based and two family based cases of organized abuse. The report considers the implications for multi-disciplinary practice.

Organised abuse

  • Filename: organised-abuse.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015037787267
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Peter C. Bibby
  • Publisher:



This is the first Anglophone book covering the whole spectrum of organised abuse. It is intended to give the reader a basic understanding of how paedophiles work, how to intervene successfully and issues for the children, their families, front-line staff, their managers and the wider community, including international perspectives.

Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes

  • Filename: situational-prevention-of-organised-crimes.
  • ISBN: 9781134030873
  • Release Date: 2013-01-11
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Ronald V. Clarke
  • Publisher: Routledge



Situational crime prevention is the art and science of reducing opportunities for crime. Despite accumulating evidence of its value in reducing many different kinds of crime - such as burglary, fraud, robbery, car theft, child sexual abuse and even terrorism - little has previously been published about its role in reducing organised crimes. This collection of case studies, by a distinguished international group of researchers, fills this gap by documenting the application of a situational prevention approach to a variety of organised crimes. These include sex trafficking, cigarette and drug smuggling, timber theft, mortgage fraud, corruption of private professionals and public officials, and subversion of tendering procedures for construction projects. By moving the focus away from the nature of criminal organisations to the analysis of the crimes committed by these organisations, the book opens up a fresh agenda for policy and research. Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes will be of interest to those tasked with tackling organised crime problems, as well as those interested in understanding the ways that organised crime problems have manifested themselves globally, and how law enforcement and other agencies might seek to tackle them in the future.

Surviving Paedophilia

  • Filename: surviving-paedophilia.
  • ISBN: 1858561361
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 173
  • Author: Kate Cairns
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.



Like a blast from a bomb, organized child sexual abuse generates waves of harm far beyond the immediate impact. The devastated and haunted lives of victims can be reflected in the experience of family and friends. The professionals whose work requires them to expose or heal the effects of organized abuse can themselves become secondary victims, haunted in their turn by shadows they cannot escape. "Surviving Paedophilia" is a personal account of this devastation by one such professional, designed to bring guidance, support and help to others. Kate Cairns is a childcare consultant and social work teacher who has spent over twenty years caring for children in a residential setting. This book blends the stories of many survivors of pedophilia and their kin with the stories of fellow workers in child care and of her own experience and observation. This unique book is a powerful record of those who have survived pedophilia, and one that will bring inspiration to all who read it. It offers hope for breaking the patterns of destruction and the "circles of harm" that radiate from child sexual abuse. An essential book for anyone working professionally with children, and for those in the helping professions.

Trauma Organized Systems

  • Filename: trauma-organized-systems.
  • ISBN: 9781780499567
  • Release Date: 1995-12-31
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Arnon Bentovim
  • Publisher: Karnac Books



This book is about the experience of individuals who have been abused or who have abused others, but it also traces the way an abusive experience can organize a family or professional system so that changes are difficult to achieve. Arnon Bentovim has been in the forefront of the child abuse field for many years, and he discusses in this volume the way his thinking has changed to incorporate the ideas from the feminist movement and the constructionist family therapists. He looks at the way victimizing actions and the traumatic effects of abuse combine to create a trauma-organized system, which includes the individual, the family, the professional helpers, the community, and the cultural values.The author describes the characteristics of these systems and a diagnostic procedure to help the workers plan the treatment. In order to help such a family, he proposes that interventions need to be made at the different levels of this system, and the book outlines various treatment approaches, such as group work for victims and perpetrators, marital and family therapy, and individual work, particularly to clarify the issue of personal responsibility. The book is illustrated by case studies and transcripts from therapy sessions to clarify the specific techniques Bentovim uses to treat such families.

Sexual harassment and abuse in sport

  • Filename: sexual-harassment-and-abuse-in-sport.
  • ISBN: 1861770413
  • Release Date: 2002-06
  • Number of pages: 171
  • Author: Celia Brackenridge
  • Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd.



"This work looks to increase awareness of sexual abuse in sports. Topics covered include the experiences of elite female athletes, sexual harassment of women in athletics as compared to the world of academia, the prevalence of sexual abuse in organized competitive sports in Australia, and defining appropriateness in coachathlete sexual relationships."

Young Men Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

  • Filename: young-men-surviving-child-sexual-abuse.
  • ISBN: 0470844590
  • Release Date: 2003-06-09
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Andrew Durham
  • Publisher: Wiley



Young Men Surviving Child Sexual Abuse examines a largely neglected area in child protection: the sexual abuse of boys. Andrew Durham, a consultant social work practitioner, describes his original research undertaken with young men close to or in the midst of adolescence. The book features extensive narrative, as the life story approach taken allows the young men to theorise their own experience and to understand how and why child sexual abuse has had a harmful and long lasting impact on their day-to-day lives. Alongside the research stories the author presents a theoretical framework for understanding male sexual abuse, as well as a wide range of accessible practice materials. This book will be invaluable to those working with children and young people who are recovering from child sexual abuse.

Child sexual abuse

  • Filename: child-sexual-abuse.
  • ISBN: 0471983349
  • Release Date: 1999-11-19
  • Number of pages: 241
  • Author: Nigel Parton
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc



This important volume explores children s needs in the context of the policy, practice, legal and organisational responses to child sexual abuse. The chapters, written by distinguished experts in the field, provide a critical appraisal of recent developments and key debates concerning how to respond to child sexual abuse. The emphasis is on keeping the child central in responding to child sexual abuse, particularly in the context of refocusing children s services . The book is organised around a series of themes identified by survivors of sexual abuse from the National Commission into the Prevention of Child Abuse. These themes include justice mediation advocacy confidentiality communication treatment healing & surviving family support community perpetrators institutional abuse. All of these areas provide major challenges to professionals and health, welfare and legal agencies. The authors provide practitioners with suggestions on how to meet children s needs whilst satisfying policy and procedures. This timely volume * provides a child-focused exploration of children s needs * tackles key sources of conflict in practice * makes recommendations to practitioners for practice and policy development The book includes discussion on how far the legislative framework meets the criteria for child victims/survivors of sexual abuse and survival and healing strategies from the survivor as expert point of view. It also addresses issues concerned with interviewing children arising from the Memorandum of Good Practice. Child Sexual Abuse: Responding to the Experiences of Children is an essential resource for social work practitioners, managers and trainers, health visitors,solicitors and lawyers involved in legal work with children, police officers, teachers and all those on related courses.

Home Truths about Child Sexual Abuse

  • Filename: home-truths-about-child-sexual-abuse.
  • ISBN: 0415152623
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 459
  • Author: Catherine Itzin
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



This book analyses the structural and social constructionist perspective on the origins and effects of violence, abuse and inequality to illustrate the different forms of power relations that exist and how they operate at an institutional plane.

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