The relationship between child sexual abuse and female delinquency and crime: a prospective study

Child sexual abuse has been hypothesized to be an especially significant factor in the etiology of girls' delinquency and women's crime. This article reports on a prospective study of 206 women who, in the period from 1973 to 1975, were treated in a hospital emergency room in a major city...

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Main Author: Siegel, Jane A.
Contributors: Williams, Linda M. (Author)
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 2003
In:Journal of research in crime and delinquency
Year: 2003, Volume: 40, Issue: 1, Pages: 71-94
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Summary:Child sexual abuse has been hypothesized to be an especially significant factor in the etiology of girls' delinquency and women's crime. This article reports on a prospective study of 206 women who, in the period from 1973 to 1975, were treated in a hospital emergency room in a major city following a report of sexual abuse. Their subsequent juvenile and adult criminal records were compared to a matched comparison group. Child sexual abuse was a statistically significant predictor of certain types of offenses, but other indicators of familial neglect and abuse were significant factors as well
ISSN:0022-4278