The Dynamics of Disclosure of Child Sexual Victimisation: Implications for Investigation and Prosecution
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
August 30, 2012
Right Now (Online Journal of Human Rights in Australia), July 2012
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/60
Child sexual abuse continues to be a problem of immense proportions globally, however, understanding of some of the key underlying dimensions and dynamics of such abuse are often not sufficiently well understood and accordingly the investigation and prosecution of such cases may be hampered. The author argues that legal processes unfortunately still tend to homogenise child sexual assault offences and by doing so the needs of these victims and the broader public interest are often not adequately met.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: child sexual assault, disclosure & investigation
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30, K42Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 31, 2012
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