Childhood Sexual Assault and Drug Abuse: Filling the Vacuum Within

FEASIBILITY RESEARCH INTO THE CONTROLLED AVAILABILITY OF OPOIDS STAGE 2, G. Bammer, ed., National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU, Canberra, 1993

Univ. of Canberra Working Paper No. 6

Posted: 21 Jan 2011

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

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Abstract

Differences have been found in elements of rape and in its impact on the victim based on her relationship to the offender. This paper examines these by looking at the differences in responses to and by the survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and in their willingness to disclose or report the assault to the police if they have been assaulted by someone within their family. The survey findings from this research and the voices of those who share their story point to a blaming of victims and often a lack of the assistance they desperately need and helps to explain the relationship with drug abuse in later life.

Keywords: rape, rape victims, relationship with rape offender, childhood sexual abuse, child abuse, reporting assault

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Childhood Sexual Assault and Drug Abuse: Filling the Vacuum Within. FEASIBILITY RESEARCH INTO THE CONTROLLED AVAILABILITY OF OPOIDS STAGE 2, G. Bammer, ed., National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU, Canberra, 1993. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743919

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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