A mixed methods approach to increasing understanding about reported sexual abuse of children in Western Australia 1990–2009

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Abstract

Child sexual abuse is a serious crime that can cause long-term harm to child victims and indirectly affect other family members. The thesis used longitudinal administrative data on reported child sexual abuse from 1990-2009 to explore:
Changes in the children's characteristics. The influence of case, organisational and external factors on child protection workers' decision-making. Children's careers in the child protection system. The interaction between Aboriginality and agency responses to sexual abuse. The results enabled a rich profile of reported child sexual abuse, patterns in decision-making and outcomes in the child protection system for the children involved.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Harries, Maria, Supervisor
  • Young, Susan, Supervisor
  • Bilson, Andy, Supervisor
  • Henry, Darrell, Supervisor, External person
  • Turlach, Berwin, Supervisor
Award date4 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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