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Sexual Abuse: Recent Trends in Research
Submission Deadline: Oct. 30, 2015

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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Lead Guest Editor
Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan
Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, India
Guest Editors
  • The Department of Turkish Language and Literature, The Faculty of Arts and Science, Çağ University, Mersin, Turkey
  • Politehnik Kesehatan Kemenkes RI Aceh, Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia
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Introduction
Sexual abuse or molestation is forceful, unwanted/undesired sexual act by one person upon another without consent. It can happen to any gender and at any age. The assaulter is termed as sexual abuser or molester and the counter part is called as victim. If the victim is below the age of consent, it is referred to as child sexual abuse. Though many researches have been done to understand its causes, prevalence and treatment, the knowledge about sexual abuse is still not adequate to prevent it or offer evidence based treatment to victims or offenders, thus requires more in depth research in this area. This special issue is to improve the dissemination of advanced research in the area of sexual abuse that would enhance our current understanding about sexual abuse. Original research papers are solicited in any aspect of sexual abuse.

Aims and Scope:

1. Prevalence of sexual abuse ( children, adolescence, adults, old age)
2. Causes of sexual abuse
3. Risk factors for sexual abuse
4. Impact of sexual abuse
5. Prevention of sexual abuse
6. Management of sexually abused children, adolescents, adults and old age
7. Management for offenders
8. Stigma and sexual abuse
9. Law and sexual abuse
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