Reunification of intrafamilial child sex abusers

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Schaffer, Krystal. 2020. "Reunification of intrafamilial child sex abusers." Bryce, India and Petherick, Wayne (ed.) Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management. London, United Kingdom. Elsevier. pp. 539-552
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Reunification of intrafamilial child sex abusers

Book Chapter CategoryTextbook (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1821
1034
Book TitleChild Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management
Authors
AuthorSchaffer, Krystal
EditorsBryce, India and Petherick, Wayne
Page Range539-552
Chapter Number25
Number of Pages14
Year2020
PublisherElsevier
Academic Press
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
ISBN9780128194348
9780128194355
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819434-8.00025-8
Web Address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128194348000258
Abstract

There is consensus held across cultures and continents that child sexual abuse is a social and moral problem and a violation of the human rights of a child. Subsequently a controversial issue for agencies working in context of child protection is the issue of family reunification. This chapter will explore the reunification of adult sex offenders and their families (biological children) and the reunification of adult sex offenders where vulnerable children reside (partner’s children as relevant). This will be explored in context of child protection in Australia, the professional agency responsible for making determinations about reunification of sex offenders to the family home. Research examining the prevalence of child sexual abuse, rates of recidivism and the impact of sexual abuse will be explored. Theoretical notions of attachment will be used to inform considerations for reunification.

KeywordsIntrafamilial Sexual Abuse; Reunification of child sex offenders; Considerations for Reunification of child sex offenders; Recommendations for Child Safety Practitioners
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440902. Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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