Sexual Abuse of Children and Religion: An Exploratory Study
Jozwiak, Johanna L.
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The study includes three sections. The first entails a brief history of sexual customs and the role in which both women and children played in these customs. The second part of the study provides the reader with a background of the dynamics and characteristics surrounding incest and sexual abuse of children. It includes a list of the current myths (as well as the correct facts) about incest that are prevalent in our society today, as well as a brief scenario of the dynamics surrounding each member of an incestuous family throughout the course of an incestuous relationship. The third part of the study is an attempt to combine both our past sexual customs and the present dynamics surrounding sexual misuse of children in order to isolate where religion may fit in as a contributing factor to the abuse. Some hypotheses as to religion's role in the occurrence of sexual abuse as well as support of these hypotheses as given by professionals dealing with the problem in Kalamazoo are presented in this section.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.Includes two pages numbered "26."