Half a century after sexual violence and abuse was recognized as a social problem in the 1960s, we are still battling the same problems: Perpetrators are still sexually abusing children, raping women, and assaulting men, while the victims continue to struggle with feelings of immense shame, grief, and guilt, and are unsure where to seek help. In order to advance human society, further research on the causes of sexual violence and abuse is necessary in order to identify the most effective intervention techniques for specific cultures.
A comprehensive examination of the pervasive and persistent social problem of sexual violence and abuse that plagues millions of women, children, and men across the globe.
Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery coalesces the vast amount of information available on the subject, providing a convenient and comprehensive resource on sexual violence and abuse for students, practitioners, and general readers. It is the first of its kind to bring together a full range of topics on sexual violence and abuse across a human lifespan in a single work. The entries are written by a range of professionals who represent academics, researchers, and individuals working in the field of sexual violence and abuse.
The two-volume work contains 264 fully cross-referenced entries in alphabetical order, starting with abortion and ending with yoga therapy. The bibliography provides important books, articles, online resources, and videos on a wide range of topics. The encyclopedia also includes a list of key topics with corresponding entries to assist readers needing to examine a group of related entries.
• 264 alphabetized entries written by nearly 200 contributors from diverse backgrounds
• A bibliography of key printed resources, websites, and videos on a wide range of topics
• Presents contributions from over 190 renowned academics, subject experts, and community leaders
• Covers the breadth of sexual violence and abuse issues across a human lifespan
• Provides a list of related entries as well as further reading and recommended websites with each entry
• Includes information for those working with victims or perpetrators as well as for individuals in related professions, such as law enforcement, medicine, social work, psychology, and legal services
Africa (Congo and Rwanda)
Barriers to Seeking Help
Credibility of Victims
Impact, Brain Functioning
Intervention with Victims
Military Sexual Trauma
Trafficking in Persons
Treatment Programs for Sexual Offenders
Video Games (Rape Fantasy Games)