Faculty Book: Margaret-Ellen Pipem, ed.

Margaret-Ellen Pipe, Michael Lamb, Yael Orbach and Ann-Christin Cederborg, eds.

Child Sexual Abuse: Disclosure, Delay and Denial
(Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007)

The book opens with a close examination of the existing literature on disclosure and the difficulties in conducting such research. It then examines the individual and contextual factors that determine whether, when, and how childhood sexual abuse is disclosed. This section reviews how the interview techniques have a profound impact on disclosure patterns. Details of how reluctant children are interviewed are included. The third section examines the broader implications of disclosure for the child, family and peers, and for the suspect. By examining both domestic and international data and by analyzing detailed interviews with children, Child Sexual Abuse examines the way interview strategies influence how, when, or if children disclose abuse. The book is for researchers and practitioners from child, forensic, and clinical psychology; social work; and all legal professionals who need to understand this crime. Mel Pipe is an associate professor of psychology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: APR 4, 2007

Category: Psychology, Faculty Books