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  Hiding Behind the Cloth: Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church
 
 
Title: Hiding Behind the Cloth: Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church
Author: Dale, Kathryn A.
Alpert, Judith L.
Appeared in: Journal of child sexual abuse
Paging: Volume 16 (2007) nr. 3 pages 59-74
Year: 2007-08-16
Contents: The existence of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church has shocked many. In this article, the authors review the history of child sexual abuse in the church, the recent events that brought this tragedy into societal consciousness, and the efforts by the church to conceal the abuse. Two sources of empirical literature, the general psychological writing on priest sex abuse and the psychoanalytic literature, on child sexual abuse are compared. Both sources of literature seek explanation for priests' child sexual abuse within the structure and culture of the church rather than viewing the priest as a “typical” sex predator. The authors argue that, in fact, the guilty priests are child predators who differ little from other child predators.
Publisher: Routledge
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften
 
 

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