The Long Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse by Female Perpetrators: A Qualitative Study of Male and Female Victims

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Denov, Myriam S. 2004. "The Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse by Female Perpetrators: A Qualitative Study of Male and Female Victims." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 19(10):1137-1156 The research that is done in this article is exploratory. The researchers are exploring the long term effect of child sexual abuse by female perpetrators. “This qualitative study explores the experience and long-term impact of sexual abuse by women.” (Denov 1137) This is an exploratory study, because the study is fairly new and there is not a lot of information on the topic. This topic is appropriate for an exploratory study, because of the lack of information. Along with doing this research they wanted to get information from the victim’s experience. Through the study the researchers wanted to find out if being sexually abused by a woman is as harmful as being sexually abused by a man. “The article examines, from the perspective of male and female victims, the long-term effects of sexual abuse by women.” (Denov 1139) The researchers wanted to gain information from the victim’s experience, to help improve better treatment for them. In this experiment “qualitative research is particularly appropriate for a study of this nature as it can give depth and detail of the phenomena that are difficult to convey with quantitative methods.”( Denov 1139) The theory that was used for this research is conflict theory. I say this because people were making assumptions about how harmful it is to be sexually abused by women perpetrator. Many professionals weren’t taking the abuse by women as they were with men. It was a society issue that people just put to the side. Not dealing with this as society is not giving the victims the support or he... ... middle of paper ... ...f information from this article. I learned that sexual child abuse from men and women is harmful. That many experience long-term effects and that they don’t realize it till later. I also learned how strong a qualitative study can be if done right. This project taught me to think more about the study that was being done. It taught me to analyze the research to get the completely understanding of what the researchers was doing and trying to get done. I learned a lot from this class how to decode underlined codes. I wouldn’t look at it like that if it wasn’t from this class. I also learned how to do research and how recognize different type of research that is getting done. Reference : Denov, Myriam S. 2004. "The Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse by Female Perpetrators: A Qualitative Study of Male and Female Victims." Journal of Interpersonal Violence

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