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Female Sexual Abusers


Female Sexual Abusers
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  • Author(s): Patricia Davin, Teresa Dunbar, & Julia Hislop
  • ISBN: 978-1-884444-53-1
  • Pages, Binding: 256 pages, paper
  • Audience: Professionals
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While a few more resources exist now than ten years ago, literature on female sexual abusers is still sparse. Female abuser typologies are in flux, motivations rely more on assumptions than research results, treatment modalities continue to be adapted from those used with men, and treatment outcomes remain undocumented. Every step we take to add to our knowledge of these largely hidden abusers is a step toward a safer society.

Female Sexual Abusers: Three Views is one such step - or perhaps more accurately, three. Drs. Davin, Dunbar, and Hislop look at different aspects of female sexual abusers. Their rigorous, detailed research provides a deeper understanding of why women abuse. Beginning with extensive literature reviews, their examination of women who abuse ranges from the characteristics of co-offenders, to factors in the etiology of offending for women, to comparisons of psycho-social histories of women abusers and non-offending women in the same milieus. Their fascinating findings challenge common beliefs and move our understanding forward by uncovering the secrets of this most hidden form of child sexual abuse. (1999)



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