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Author McAlinden, Anne-Marie.

Title 'Grooming' and the sexual abuse of children : institutional, Internet, and familial dimensions / Anne-Marie McAlinden
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Clarendon studies in criminology
Clarendon studies in criminology.
Contents Part I. The Theoretical Context -- 1. Introduction -- Public and Official Discourses on Grooming -- Contextualizing the Debates -- Towards a New Definition of 'Grooming' -- Background to the Primary Research -- Recurrent Themes -- Structure of the Book -- 2. The Nature and Extent of Sexual Grooming -- Lack of Settled Meaning -- An Abuse of Trust -- Typologies of Grooming -- The Extent of Grooming -- Conclusion -- 3. Legislative and Policy Frameworks on Sex Offender Risk Management -- Risk, Regulation, and Preventive Governance -- An Overview of Legal Systems and Traditions -- Explaining the Convergence of Penal Policies on Sex Offending -- Key Developments in Sex Offender Risk Management -- Conclusion -- Part II. Grooming Processes and Preventive Policies and Procedures -- 4. The Grooming of Children, Families, and Communities -- Locating Grooming in the Cycle of Sexual Offending -- Self-grooming -- Child Grooming -- Familial and Societal Grooming -- Primary Research: The Grooming Process -- Conclusion -- 5. 'Institutional Grooming' and Abuse -- Public Inquiries and Official Reviews -- Sexual Offending in the Institutional Context -- Institutional Grooming and Child Sexual Exploitation within Sport -- Institutional Grooming within the Catholic Church -- Primary Research: Institutional Grooming and Abuse -- Conclusion -- 6. Legislative and Policy Responses to Grooming -- Pre-employment Vetting and Barring Schemes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland -- Meeting a Child Following Sexual Grooming etc/Certain Preliminary Contact/for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation -- Transnational Mechanisms and Protocols -- Primary Research: Legislative and Policy Responses to Grooming -- Conclusion -- Part III. Future Policy Responses to Child Sexual Abuse -- 7. The Way Ahead: Prevention and Protection -- Public Health Approaches: Addressing Sex Offender Risk -- Primary and Secondary Levels of Prevention -- Conclusion -- 8. Conclusion -- Deconstructing Grooming and its Role in Sexual Offending against Children -- Implications for Risks-Based Approaches: The Rehabilitation of 'Risk' -- Challenges for Public Health Approaches -- Appendix 1: Research Methodology -- Appendix 2: Interview Schedule
Part I. The Theoretical Context -- Part II. Grooming Processes and Preventive Policies and Procedures -- Part III. Future Policy Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Summary An inter-disciplinary, thematic, and empirical investigation of grooming in a multi-jurisdictional context, this book draws on extensive research in the form of over 50 interviews with professionals, working in sex offender assessment, management or treatment, as well as child protection, in the UK and the Republic of Ireland
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Child sexual abuse -- Great Britain.
Child sexual abuse -- Ireland.
Online sexual predators -- Great Britain.
Online sexual predators -- Ireland.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191652571 (electronic bk.)
0191758264 (Oxford Scholarship Online)
1283943794 (MyiLibrary)
9780191652578 (electronic bk.)
9780191758263 (Oxford Scholarship Online)
9781283943796 (MyiLibrary)