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Identifying Child Molesters

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offenders


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Identifying Child Molesters by Carla van Dam
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Addressing a hugely controversial and worrying topic of public interest, this book makes use of humerous case studies to lay bare the societal attitudes that lead to child sexual abuse, in an aim to educate psychologists, teachers and parents in how to recognise and prevent child abuse before it happens. Included here are chapters on such vital issues as: - The Problem: Case Studies - Psychological, Moral and Cultural Issues - How Often Does it Happen? - Demographics: General Characteristics of Abusers - Turning a Blind Eye: How the Social Climate Helps Foster Abuse - Setting Boundaries to Help Prevent Child Abuse Of pressing concern to anyone who lives or works with children, this groundbreaking work addresses the issue from the perspective of the molester, their families and their victims, enabling us all to gain a fuller understanding of how to create a safer world for our children.

Author Biography

Dr. Carla van Dam is a clinical and forensic psychologist, who works with various organisations providing psychological reports and evaluations, as well as training professional groups on issues regarding child safety.
Release date NZ
February 9th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
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