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Recognizing the Threat Posed by an Incestuous Parent to the Victim’s Siblings. Part II: Improving Legal Responses

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Auteurs : Robin F. Wilson
Périodique : Journal of Child and Family Studies
Numéros : vol. 13, nº 3, ISSN 1062-1024 (Imprimé)
Dates : Date de publication: 09/2004
Etendue : pp. 263-276
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Titre :

Recognizing the Threat Posed by an Incestuous Parent to the Victim's Siblings. Part II: Improving Legal Responses

Résumé :

Many courts refuse to protect the siblings of an incest victim even when faced with unmistakable evidence that they are at risk, arguing that no one can predict what will happen. For instance, some courts believe that a parent who molests his stepchild is unlikely to victimize biological offspring, while others believe that a father who violates a daughter will not also victimize sons. Although judges have relied principally on intuition, a substantial body of empirical studies can help them to better assess a sibling's risk. In Part I, I argued that once a parent establishes the first sexual relationship, other children in the family should be considered at risk. Nonetheless, not all children in the household face identical risks of molestation. In this paper, I continue this theme and argue that a legal presumption should arise that other children are endangered. Further, I maintain that offenders should have an opportunity to rebut this presumption. Without this opportunity, a child who never faced a significant risk of abuse may be removed from his home or unnecessarily lose his ties to a parent. In order to better protect children, I outline how legal decisions can better reflect what is known about child victimization.

Mots-clés libres (EN) :

State intervention in child abuse, Child protection, Judicial decisionmaking, Child victimization

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Voir aussi : Recognizing the Threat Posed by an Incestuous Parent to the Victim’s Siblings: Part I: Appraising the Risk

Détails

Langue : anglais
Numéro de fiche : 1696
Source : CrossRef: 2018-11-23
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 23/11/2018
Dernière modification : 20/12/2018
Statut WordPress : Publié