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The effectiveness and impact of the child protection and criminal justice systems in cases of intrafamilial child sexual abuse

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Auteurs : Anna Gekoski, Miranda A.H. Horvath, Julia C. Davidson
Périodique : Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice
Numéros : vol. 2, nº 1, ISSN 2056-3841 (Imprimé)
Dates : Date de publication: 14/03/2016
Etendue : pp. 54-66
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Titre :

The effectiveness and impact of the child protection and criminal justice systems in cases of intrafamilial child sexual abuse

Résumé :

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on the findings from a study commissioned by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) in England, concerning intrafamilial child sexual abuse (IFCSA)/incest. Specifically, it aims to explore the evidence about child protection and criminal justice responses to victims of IFCSA in the UK and where the gaps in these approaches lie.

Design/methodology/approach: A Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) was used, the function of which is to: search the literature as comprehensively as possible within given time constraints; collate descriptive outlines of the available evidence on a topic and critically appraise it; sift out studies of poor quality; and provide an overview of the evidence. Over 57,000 documents were scanned, and 296 ultimately systematically analysed.

Findings: It was found that children may be re-victimised by various aspects of “the system” and professionals within it, including social workers, police officers, and lawyers.

Research limitations/implications: A REA is not a full systematic review, differing in the scope and depth of the searches and depending almost exclusively on electronic databases, not accompanied by searching journals by hand.

Originality/value: The findings of this research provide the evidence-base for a new two-year inquiry into the subject of IFCSA by the OCC.

Mots-clés libres (EN) :

Criminal justice, Child protection, Child sexual abuse, Incest, Intrafamilial, Secondary victimisation

Détails

Langue : anglais
Numéro de fiche : 1340
Source : CrossRef: 2018-05-04
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 04/05/2018
Dernière modification : 16/11/2018
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