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Explanations for the Decline in Child Sexual Abuse Cases (NCJ 199298) January 2004
Bulletin
OJJDP Crimes Against Children Series
12 page(s)
Finkelhor, D., Jones, L. M.
Discusses the decline in the number of sexual abuse cases substantiated by child protective service agencies between 1992 and 2000. This OJJDP Crimes Against Children Bulletin explores the strengths and weaknesses of six possible explanations for the decline by using data from a number of different sources: aggregate data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System; detailed child protective service data from Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Pennsylvania; and self-report data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and from schoolchildren in Minnesota.
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