1. Understanding and Responding to People Who Sexually Abuse Children Whilst Employed in Positions of Trust: An Overview of the Relevant Literature – Part One: Offenders

  1. Marcus Erooga
  1. Marcus Erooga

Published Online: 10 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119943228.ch1

Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them

Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them

How to Cite

Erooga, M. (2012) Understanding and Responding to People Who Sexually Abuse Children Whilst Employed in Positions of Trust: An Overview of the Relevant Literature – Part One: Offenders, in Creating Safer Organisations: Practical Steps to Prevent the Abuse of Children by Those Working with Them (ed M. Erooga), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119943228.ch1

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield's Centre, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Huddersfield's Centre, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. The NSPCC/Wiley Series in Protecting Children

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christopher Cloke2,
  2. Jan Horwath3 and
  3. Peter Sidebotham4

Series Editor Information

  1. 2

    NSPCC, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NX, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TU, UK

  3. 4

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119972693

Online ISBN: 9781119943228

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Keywords:

  • people in organisational positions, and sexual abuse of children;
  • sexual offences, committed against children;
  • sex offenders' characteristics, behaviour;
  • offenders, and identification of the vulnerable;
  • Finkelhor's four preconditions model;
  • sex offenders, and strategies employed;
  • internet, and child pornography;
  • organisational abusers, and cognitive distortions;
  • sex offenders' inhibitions, and thought processes;
  • known offender behaviour

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • People Who Sexually Abuse Children in Organisational Positions of Trust – a definition

  • How Prevalent are Sexual Offences Committed Against Children in Professional or Workplace Settings?

  • Characteristics and Behaviour of People Who Sexually Abuse Children in Organisational Positions of Trust

  • Findings From a Study of Residents in a Specialist Treatment Setting Who had Sexually Abused Children Whilst in Organisational Positions of Trust

  • Grooming

  • Use of the Internet

  • Motivations to Sexually Abuse

  • Thought Processes and Cognitive Distortions

  • Female Sexual Abusers

  • Conclusions

  • References