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ERIC Number: EJ833857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1355-2600
Sexual Grooming of Children: Review of Literature and Theoretical Considerations
Craven, Samantha; Brown, Sarah; Gilchrist, Elizabeth
Journal of Sexual Aggression, v12 n3 p287-299 Nov 2006
The current review aims to outline the existing understanding of sexual grooming. Issues of poor definition, the adoption of the term "grooming" and the prevalence of sexual grooming will be discussed. Consideration will be given to how prominent theories of child sexual abuse often neglect sexual grooming. This will be followed by a detailed account of the existing knowledge within the literature. Three types of sexual grooming were thus identified: self-grooming, grooming the environment and significant others and grooming the child. Based on these findings, a new definition of sexual grooming is suggested. Furthermore, the findings correspond well with current models of the sexual offence process. A more comprehensive understanding of sexual grooming is required to facilitate a preventative approach to child protection.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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