Gender Differences In The Context And Consequences Of Child Sexual Abuse Case Study

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Cashmore, J., & Shackel, R. (2014). Gender Differences in the Context and Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse. 26(1), 75-94.

This article written by Cashmore & Shackel looks at the differences of child abuse between male and female. A study conducted by Widom and Morris (1997) found that men were much more reluctant to label child sexual experiences as abuse than women. The authors of this article stated that males are less likely than females to disclose child sexual abuse at the time of abuse, and that when they do disclose, they take longer and make fewer and more selective disclosures. The authors of this article took samples of studies of child sexual abuse in different countries which had different study samples and sources. One sample from Colman and Spatz Widom (2004) looked at the comparison of 676 abused and neglected adults abused as children with matched controls on gender, age, race and family socio-economic status. The findings showed that male and female abuse and neglect victims reported higher rates of cohabitation, walking out, and divorce than controls.
Dhayanandhan, B., Bohr, Y., & Connolly, J. (2014). Developmental Task Attainment
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Newbury addressed the role of admissions and confessions in historical child sexual abuse investigations in which an investigator would seek different types of evidence from different sources such as offenders, victims, witnesses, crime scenes, and exhibits. Also, this article goes into detail on how admissions and confessions could be obtained including a direct approach (police interview), a covert approach, documentary and electronic exhibits and legal proceedings. Furthermore, Newbury looks at the right to silence when it comes to a police interview to be admissible and the use of telecommunications interception to obtain admissions and confessions from

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