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Betrayal of Trust

Sexual Abuse by Men Who Work with Children-in Their Own Words

Format: Hardback
Publisher: New York University Press, New York, United States
Published: 1st Jan 1997
Weight: 454g
ISBN-10: 185343356X
ISBN-13: 9781853433566
Barcode No: 9781853433566
Synopsis
The most notorious and disturbing cases of child sexual abuse have included abuse by men entrusted to work directly with children. Colton and Vanstone carried out in-depth interviews with men serving prison sentences for sexually abusing children in their trust. All the men participated voluntarily, gave permission for publication, and expressed a wish to contribute to child protection. Betrayal of Trust provides a detailed record of the men's stories - largely told in their own words - including their early life experiences; their sexual development, education and employment careers; how they perpetrated their abuse; and their experience of the prison-based treatment programme. The implications of the men's accounts for the treatment of offenders, and the protection of potential victims of abuse, are also considered.

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