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Cultural & Social Issues
Child Sex Abuse: Power, Profit, Perversion

Beverley Chalmers (DSc(Med);PhD)

Our world enables the sexual abuse of children.

Children of all ages are abused in every country in the world, by members of every society, culture, religion, and socio-economic class. About 120 million children under twenty, or one child in ten, report sexual abuse.

We often blame children for their own abuse instead of holding the perpetrators responsible for their crimes. When perpetrators are prosecuted, punishments are rarely severe. Remarkably, we sometimes justify child sex abuse, or even facilitate it, allowing it to continue, not only in hidden places, but even in the open. This book exposes the stunning extent of child sex abuse in today's world.

Child Sex Abuse: Power, Profit, Perversion
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