Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

February 2, 2013

ART: Child Sexual Abuse in the Anglican Church of Australia

Authors: Patrick N. Parkinsona, R. Kim Oatesa, and Amanda A. Jayakody
Title: Child Sexual Abuse in the Anglican Church of Australia
Subtitle: -
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Volume: 21
Issue: 5
Year: 2012
Pages: 553-570
ISSN: 1053-8712 - eISSN: 1547-0679
Language: English
Full Text: Taylor & Francis Online [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »This article reports on a retrospective study of cases of child sexual abuse complaints made against clergy, other employed pastoral staff, and volunteers in the Anglican Church of Australia between 1990 and 2008. There were 191 allegations of sexual abuse made by 180 complainants against 135 individuals. Twenty-seven of those 135 had more than one complaint made against them. Three-quarters of all complainants were male. The most likely explanation for the large proportion of abused males is that the church gives many more opportunities for abusers to be alone with boys than with girls. Prevention strategies need to focus on reducing the opportunities for abuse to occur as well strategies concerning the recruitment of professional staff and volunteers.« [Source: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse]