Essay on The Context And Consequences Of Child Sexual Abuse

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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 and Child Abuse Potential in At-risk Adolescent Mother. 24, 1987-1998. This article by Dhayanandhan, Bohr & Connolly looks at the potential of child abuse from at risk mothers. At the beginning of the article is describes some factors of why at-risk adolescent mothers are prone to be involved in child abuse. The authors…

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