Child sexual abuse

Report

Production and distribution of child sexual abuse material by parental figures

This report argues that there is a need for targeted research into the circumstances, patterns and dynamics of child sexual abuse material production perpetrated by parental figures, in order to inform strategies to prevent and detect offending parents.
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Crime commission processes in child sexual abuse material production and distribution: a systematic review

The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the empirical literature on crime commission processes involved in child sexual abuse material (CSAM) production and distribution.
Report

Victorian government annual report 2020: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

This is the Victorian government’s third annual report on implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.
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Implementation of recommendations from the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: annual progress report 2020

This is the Australian Government’s third annual progress report to show how they have implemented the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Report

Expert evidence about memory in New Zealand sexual violence trials and appellate courts 2001 to 2020

This project arose out of concern that the nature of memory expert evidence offered to the courts exaggerates memory fallibility in relation to sexual violence complaints and that the research cited in support lacks relevance or ecological validity. At issue is whether jurors need educating...
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Good practice in delivering and evaluating interventions for young people with harmful sexual behaviours

This mixed-methods study conducted a national mapping of service responses to young people with harmful sexual behaviours. This report reveals that there are variations and gaps in services for young people with harmful sexual behaviours, and information about service availability is not readily accessible.
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Young witnesses in New Zealand's sexual violence pilot courts

This research was initiated in response to the establishment of New Zealand’s Sexual Violence Courts Pilot in late 2016. The aims of the project were to contribute to innovation in court processes and the further development of the Sexual Violence Court Pilot.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Catholic priest Father Kevin Dillon AM says the rules of confession aren't in the Bible. Is he correct?

Father Kevin Dillon, a Catholic priest, claims the rules of confession were "not written in scripture", and were not so much a teaching of Jesus as they were a practice.
Report

Report of case study no. 28: Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

At the time of the public hearing some clergy and religious who were considered in the case study were the subject of criminal investigations or charges. Where the Royal Commission considered it appropriate to do so, those individuals were given a pseudonym so as not...