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Intra-Familial and Extra-Familial Child Sexual Abuse: Differences in Swedish Court Cases

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dc.contributor.author Bergh, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-28T16:19:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-28T16:19:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Bergh, C. (2017). Intra-Familial and Extra-Familial Child Sexual Abuse: Differences in Swedish Court Cases. Gothenburg, Sweden: University of Gothenburg. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1112863/FULLTEXT01.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3413
dc.description.abstract Child sexual abuse (CSA) has been shown to differ depending on the relationship between child complainant and defendant, yet no found studies have compared intra-familial and extra-familial CSA in Sweden. The present thesis aimed to study quantitative differences between alleged intra-familial and extra-familial cases of CSA. Cases from Swedish District Courts (n = 174) of sexual abuse against children up to 7 years old were analyzed. In line with previous research, several differences in characteristics between alleged intraand extra-familial cases were found. A significant difference in juridical decision to convict or acquit was also shown, with more intra-familial cases resulting in acquittal and more extra-familial cases resulting in conviction. Extra-familial relationship was also a significant predictor to conviction. Future studies may want to further examine whether an explanation for the difference in juridical decision could be found in differences in evidence provided. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gothenburg en_US
dc.subject comparison en_US
dc.subject intrafamilial abuse en_US
dc.subject extrafamilial abuse en_US
dc.subject court cases en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Sweden en_US
dc.title Intra-Familial and Extra-Familial Child Sexual Abuse: Differences in Swedish Court Cases en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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