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Nursery Crimes

Nursery Crimes
Sexual Abuse in Day Care

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Child Sexual Abuse

November 1988 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Nursery Crimes: Sexual Abuse in Day Care seeks to determine whether day care is a high risk environment.

Perpetrators are described and various strategies evaluated for screening them from access to children. The process of detection and disclosure and the professional response to cases of abuse are examined carefully for ideas about how to promote better and earlier reporting. The relative effectiveness of different approaches and types of actions taken by licensing and law enforcement agencies are evaluated. To help work with the victims in the aftermath, the impact on both the children and the community is examined. Policy implications and specific recommendations are included in each section.

David Finkelhor and Linda Meyer Williams
Introduction, Study Design, and Incidence
David Finkelhor and Linda Meyer Williams
David Finkelhor
David Finkelhor
Dynamics of Abuse
Nanci Burns, David Finkelhor and Linda Meyer Williams
Disclosure and Detection
Nanci Burns, Linda Meyer Williams and David Finkelhor
Victim Impact
Michael Kalinowski and Linda Meyer Williams with Karen Gartner
Program Risk Factors
Linda Meyer Williams and David Finkelhor
Linda Meyer Williams
Licensing and Criminal Justice System Intervention
David Finkelhor and Nanci Burns
Community Impact
David Finkelhor and Linda Meyer Williams
Summary and Recommendations for Parents and Professionals

David Finkelhor, PhD

Linda Meyer Williams

Linda M. Williams received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, where she studied at the Center for Research in Criminology and Criminal Law. Dr Williams was appointed in 2005 as Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts Lowell. She was Director of Research at the Stone Center, Wellesley Centers for Women from 1996-2005 and has directed longitudinal research on sexual exploitation of children and youth, the consequences of child abuse, violence against women, family violence, sex offenders and violence prevention for 33 years. Professor Williams is author of 4 books and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803934009