Archive | August 2015

Why Does It Take Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse So Long To Speak Up?

Researching Reform

That is the title of an excellent article written by Michael Salter, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Western Sydney.

In his piece, he explains why men and women who experience sexual abuse as children often take so long to speak up, how environments can make disclosure not just difficult but unappealing to say the least, and what questions we should really be asking when trying to understand abuse that takes place sometimes decades before it comes to light.

Very much worth a read if you have a moment, and if you want to get in touch with Mike, he is on Twitter and currently working on a research project focusing on stalking and violence against women. 

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