Child victims of sexual abuse.

Horvath, Miranda A. H. ORCID logoORCID: (2010) Child victims of sexual abuse. In: The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Campbell, Elizabeth A. and Brown, Jennifer M., eds. Cambridge handbooks in psychology . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 141-142. ISBN 9780521701815. [Book Section]


This chapter provides a snapshot of the vast body of research available about the assessment of child victims of sexual abuse. For almost every technique or approach there exist conflicting studies demonstrating its strengths and weaknesses. The Cleveland child abuse inquiry highlighted the dangers and difficulties of an uncoordinated protection system (Bagley and King, 1990) and since then considerable work has been done make the systems more effective and child friendly. However, if children's trauma and distress is to be eradicated from the assessment process there is still a lot of progress to be made.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Forensic Psychology Research Group
Item ID: 6994
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 11:55
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:22

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