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dc.contributor.authorLeclerc, Benoiten_US
dc.contributor.authorWortley, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorSmallbone, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:56:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:56:24Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-03-25T22:42:03Z
dc.identifier.issn08862605en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0886260510372941en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43952
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the efficacy, as experienced by offenders with their victim, of self-protection strategies used in child sexual abuse cases. It also investigates whether the efficacy of self-protection varies according to victim characteristics. The sample consists of 94 adult offenders who sexually abused a single child and who agreed to provide confidential self-report data on the efficacy of self-protection strategies used by their victim. Strategies taken into account are: (1) yelling or screaming, (2) fighting back, (3) saying no, (4) saying they didn't want to, (5) crying, (6) telling someone else about the abuse, (7) saying they were scared, (8) demanding to be left alone, (9) saying they would tell someone, (10) saying that people are not supposed to touch their private parts, (11) trying to get away, and (12) yelling for help. Saying that they do not want to have sexual contact and saying "no" to the offender are the most effective strategies. Because they are more likely to use self-protection initially, younger girls are also more likely to prevent episodes of abuse than older girls.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1868en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1883en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Interpersonal Violenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299en_US
dc.titleVictim Resistance in Child Sexual Abuse: A Look Into the Efficacy of Self-Protection Strategies Based on the Offender's Experienceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governanceen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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