Child sexual abuse in the Eastern Health Board area of Ireland: an analysis of all confirmed cases in 1988: paper prepared for presentation of a one day conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237111
Title:
Child sexual abuse in the Eastern Health Board area of Ireland: an analysis of all confirmed cases in 1988: paper prepared for presentation of a one day conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland
Authors:
McKeown, Kieran; Gilligan, Robbie
Affiliation:
Sociological Society of Ireland
Publisher:
Sociological Asssociation of Ireland
Issue Date:
2-Aug-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237111
Item Type:
Conference Presentation
Language:
en
Description:
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is one aspect of a more general problem of child abuse and neglect which has received considerable public and professional attention in recent times. This attention has been stimulated by the increasing number and frequency of allegations of CSA by both adults and children. The effect of this has been to increase the demands on health care professionals responsible for the care and protection of children. In addition the emergence of CSA has generated the need for research to establish some firm evidence on its nature, extent and correlates. This paper is a contribution to the growing body of research literature on CSA. The paper is divided into five sections. The first section describes the context within which the research reported in this paper was undertaken. This involves a brief review of the emergence of CSA in an international context as well as in Ireland. The second section describes the methodology used to collect and process the data. Data on 990 cases of alleged CSA which were known to the Community Care Teams of the Eastern Health Board (EHB) area of Ireland in 1988 was collected. Of these 990 cases, 429 (43%) were reported prior to 1988, the balance of 561 (57%) being reported in 1988. Of the 990 cases, 512 cases were dassified as confirmed abuse at the end of 1988 following the assessment procedures of the Community Care Team. The third section describes the main results of the study. Information on over 100 variables was collected for each case and a selection of these results is presented for all confirmed CSA cases. The fourth section of the paper discusses the main results of the study in the context of some of the international findings on CSA. The fifth section draws attention to some of the issues and implications raised by the research findings.
Keywords:
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE; CHILD ABUSE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Kieranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGilligan, Robbieen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-02T22:13:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-02T22:13:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/237111-
dc.descriptionChild sexual abuse (CSA) is one aspect of a more general problem of child abuse and neglect which has received considerable public and professional attention in recent times. This attention has been stimulated by the increasing number and frequency of allegations of CSA by both adults and children. The effect of this has been to increase the demands on health care professionals responsible for the care and protection of children. In addition the emergence of CSA has generated the need for research to establish some firm evidence on its nature, extent and correlates. This paper is a contribution to the growing body of research literature on CSA. The paper is divided into five sections. The first section describes the context within which the research reported in this paper was undertaken. This involves a brief review of the emergence of CSA in an international context as well as in Ireland. The second section describes the methodology used to collect and process the data. Data on 990 cases of alleged CSA which were known to the Community Care Teams of the Eastern Health Board (EHB) area of Ireland in 1988 was collected. Of these 990 cases, 429 (43%) were reported prior to 1988, the balance of 561 (57%) being reported in 1988. Of the 990 cases, 512 cases were dassified as confirmed abuse at the end of 1988 following the assessment procedures of the Community Care Team. The third section describes the main results of the study. Information on over 100 variables was collected for each case and a selection of these results is presented for all confirmed CSA cases. The fourth section of the paper discusses the main results of the study in the context of some of the international findings on CSA. The fifth section draws attention to some of the issues and implications raised by the research findings.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociological Asssociation of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectCHILD SEXUAL ABUSEen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD ABUSEen_GB
dc.titleChild sexual abuse in the Eastern Health Board area of Ireland: an analysis of all confirmed cases in 1988: paper prepared for presentation of a one day conference of the Sociological Association of Irelanden_GB
dc.typeConference Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentSociological Society of Irelanden_GB
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