Reunification of intrafamilial child sex abusers

Schaffer, Krystal (2020) Reunification of intrafamilial child sex abusers. In: Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management. Elsevier (Academic Press), London, United Kingdom, pp. 539-552. ISBN 9780128194348


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.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 40268
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 04:49
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 23:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse; Reunification of child sex offenders; Considerations for Reunification of child sex offenders; Recommendations for Child Safety Practitioners
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940112 Families and Family Services
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200506 Neonatal and child health
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2301 Community services > 230107 Families and family services
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819434-8.00025-8
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40268

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only