Social, Psychological, and Forensic Perspectives on Sexual Abuse

Social, Psychological, and Forensic Perspectives on Sexual Abuse

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, India)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: January, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 374|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3958-2
ISBN13: 9781522539582|ISBN10: 1522539581|EISBN13: 9781522539599
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Description

Sexual abuse, a topic still struggling to break free of its social taboos, is an issue that must be addressed, assessed, and discussed in order to further efforts for prevention and treatment.

Social, Psychological, and Forensic Perspectives on Sexual Abuse is an important resource that comprehensively examines the prevalence, assessment, causes, and impacts of sexual violence from cultural, legal, psychosocial, theoretical, and medical viewpoints. Discussing difficult but relevant issues including forensic assessment, legal ramifications, mental health, risk assessment, and effects on family life, this book is geared towards researchers, mental health professionals, clinicians, and special educators seeking current research on prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation in sexual abuse.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Human Behavior and Psychology
  • Legal Assessment
  • Marriage and Parenting Issues
  • Medical and Forensic Assessment
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sexual Abuse and Violence
  • Sexuality
  • Sociology

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan is currently working as a faculty in Clinical Psychology and she is specialized in child and adolescent mental health area. She has more than a decade experience in the area of intellectual disability.

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