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This report examines factors associated with child sexual abuse perpetration and what it can tell us about prevention strategies.
The report considers the specific dynamics of child sexual abuse and their implications in prevention and early intervention, especially through:identifying the risk factors...
People who have been sexually abused as children are two to three times more likely to be sexually revictimised in adolescence and/or adulthood. This paper explores the complex array of variables related to sexual revictimisation.
There is a complex array of...
This paper explores statistics about the prevalence of female sex offending and outlines the impacts on victims of sex offences by women, as well as issues related to disclosing the abuse.
National and international victimisation data demonstrate that intimate forms of...
Misconceptions about male sexual assault have a substantial impact on under-reporting. This resource sheet identifies research and data that dispel four of these misconceptions.
Abstract: In recent years there has been an increase in community awareness of male sexual assault. However, there are...
This resource sheet provides an overview of the existing research on women's experiences of sexual harassment and street harassment. It also considers conceptual models of sexual violence that are inclusive of these experiences.
Women's experiences of street harassment and sexual harassment are focused on...
This summary provides an evidence-based summary of the key issues involved in program design in primary prevention initiatives.
It is targeted at those working in the policy and program development areas of sexual assault prevention.
Its purpose is to assist decision-making about what...
Cindy Tarczon, a Research Officer at ACSSA, interviews Helen Kambouridis from the Royal Children's Hopsital, Gatehouse Centre.
In recent years, therapy in the sexual assault sector has expanded to include working with the perpetrators of sexual violence. The proclamation of the...
This paper outlines key issues in institutional and care settings with identifying and responding to women’s recent and past experiences of sexual assault.
This paper draws together the common or shared elements of various institutions identified in the literature and considers the historical socio-political...
The secondary victimisation suffered by women in sexual assault court cases is well documented and is a factor in women's reluctance to report sexual assault. Over recent years, state, territory and national governments have attempted to minimise the negative impacts of the law. Tasmania, for...
Online communication and mobile phone technologies represent areas of emerging trends in social interaction, particularly for young people. Taken at their broadest, social networking services are web-based interactive communication media such as email, chat rooms, blogging and instant messaging. Social networking sites such as Facebook...