The sexual abuse of children is now seen as an enormous problem; first, because there is an increasing awareness that it is more prevalent than previously thought, and second, because it gives rise to so many complex questions. How is sexual abuse to be defined? What are the effects of abuse? How can the victim be helped? How can abuse be prevented? These two comprehensive volumes cover a wide spectrum of basic and applied issues. Expert contributors -- including physicians, attorneys, psychologists, philosophers, social workers, and engineers -- address such relevant topics as epidemiology, animal models, legal reforms, feminist scholarship, child pornography, medical assessment, and diverse models of psychotherapeutic intention.

part I|2 pages

Basic Issues

chapter 1|11 pages


chapter 6|27 pages

Do We/Should We Behave Like Animals?

chapter 7|31 pages

Epidemiology of Child Sexual Abuse

chapter 9|36 pages

Theories of Pedophilia

chapter 10|57 pages

Theories of Incest

part II|2 pages

Associated Aspects of Child Sexual Abuse

chapter 13|22 pages

Child Pornography and Prostitution

chapter 14|30 pages

Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse

chapter 15|38 pages

Feminist Views of Child Sexual Abuse