Child Sexual Abuse
Media Representations and Government Reactions
By (author) Julia Davidson
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Child Sexual Abuse by Julia Davidson
Book DescriptionChild Sexual Abuse critically evaluates the development of policy and legislative measures to control sex offenders. The last fifteen years has seen increasing concern on the part of the government, criminal justice agencies, the media and the public, regarding child sexual abuse. This concern has been prompted by a series of events including cases inviting media attention and involving the abduction, sexual abuse and murder of young children. The response to this wave of child sexual abuse revelation has been to introduce increasingly punitive legislation regarding the punishment and control of sex offenders (sex offenders are the only group of offenders in British legal history to have their own act), both in custody and in the community. But this response, it is argued here, has developed in a reactionary way to media and public anxiety regarding the punishment and control of sex offenders (who have abused children) and the perceived threat of such offenders in the community.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904385684
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Julia Davidson
Online Offending Behaviour and Child Victimisation, Hardback (December 2014)
Exploring a range of issues including the role of social media and the behaviour and psychopathology of online offenders, this pioneering text provides a comprehensive overview of the established themes and emergent debates relating to the online sexual abuse and victimisation of children.
Internet Child Abuse: Current Research and Policy, Hardback (July 2010)
Provides an overview of international policy, legislation and offender management and treatment practice in the area of Internet child abuse. This book presents and assesses the research on internet child abuse, addressing: its nature, the behaviour and treatment of its perpetrators, international policy, legislation and protection, and policing.
International Perspectives on Child Victimisation, Hardback (June 2010)» View all books by Julia Davidson
Offers a comprehensive overview of the established themes and emergent debates relating to the abuse and victimisation of children.
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Author Biography - Julia Davidson
Dr Julia Davidson is based at the University Of Westminster.
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