Perspectives on female sexual offending in an Irish context

Show simple item record Lambert, Sharon Hammond, Sean 2019-02-12T16:00:48Z 2019-02-12T16:00:48Z 2009-09
dc.identifier.citation Lambert, S. and Hammond, S.M. (2009) 'Perspectives on female sexual offending in an Irish context', Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 9(1), pp. 15-32. doi: 10.21427/D7SJ0V en
dc.identifier.volume 9 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 15 en
dc.identifier.endpage 32 en
dc.identifier.issn 1393-7022
dc.identifier.doi 10.21427/D7SJ0V
dc.description.abstract The issue of child sexual abuse perpetrated by women has received little recognition by researchers and when the subject is addressed it is often dismissed as being a rare event. It is only in the last decade that greater interest has been shown in the area of female-perpetrated sexual abuse of children. This is due to the dramatic increase of research into all types of sexual offending and the decrease in the taboo surrounding victimisation. Current literature in the area has largely looked at the development of typologies and establishing prevalence rates. More recently research has focused on ‘barriers’ to recognising this type of abuse. The purpose of this paper is to identify Irish perspectives on female sexual abusers and how this relates to the current literature. A questionnaire was distributed to health care professionals and volunteer workers in children’s charities. The results indicate that there is confusion about how to manage female sexual abusers and this is similar to other research findings in the area. en
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dc.publisher Social Care Ireland en
dc.rights © Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies. Published under a CC-BY license en
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dc.subject Female sex offenders en
dc.subject Child sexual abuse en
dc.subject Child protection workers en
dc.subject Risk assessment tool en
dc.title Perspectives on female sexual offending in an Irish context en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Sharon Lambert, School Of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies en
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