Child sexual abuse in focus
Institutional Child Sexual Abuse in Australia
With the commencement of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse the Australian Institute of criminology has prepared a focus page on research relating to child sex abuse.
The Royal Commission will inquire into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. It will investigate where systems have failed to protect children, and make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices to prevent and better respond to child sexual abuse in institutions.
These AIC papers variously discuss the methodologies of perpetrators; the impact on sex abuse victims; risk assessment; effects of alcohol and drugs on offenders, and more general ethical issues.
- Child sexual abuse and subsequent offending and victimisation: A 45 year follow-up study
- Chapter 8: Spotlight on child victims—crime and child maltreatment in Australian crime: Facts & figures: 2011
- Children’s exposure to domestic violence in Australia
- Child abuse to the juvenile justice system and the role of alcohol and other drugs
2010 (Power point presentation by Dr Adam Tomison, AIC Director and Chief Executive)
- Sexual assault against children
- Child sexual abuse : justice response or alternative resolution (AIC event)
- Adult sex offenders in youth-oriented institutions: Evidence on sexual victimisation experiences of offenders and their offending patterns
- Profiling parental child sex abuse
- Misperceptions about child sex offenders
- Online interactions involving suspected paedophiles who engage male children
- Indigenous perpetrators of violence: Prevalence and risk factors for offending
Events & resources
Latest events include:
29 March to 1 April 2015, Auckland, New Zealand
This conference was a unique opportunity to engage researchers, policy makers, practitioners and others from New Zealand, Australia and internationally.
The conference focused on:
- Considering how to respond cross-sectorally and collaboratively to best prevent and address the complexity of child abuse and neglect.
- An opportunity to exchange ideas, practices, knowledge and expertise and develop a shared understanding between those of different professional backgrounds, cultures and locations.
13th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
10-13 November 2013, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
Truth, testimony, relevance: improving the quality of evidence in sexual offence cases
15 May 2012, Melbourne
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